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Ihe Sewanee Purple 

he University of the South 

Sewanee, Tennessee, September 18. 2003 

Vol. CLXXX No. 1 

What's Inside 


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Library Hours Rile Students The Controversial 


tlargaret Hughes 

News Editor 

Oewanee students encoun- 
ered many changes when they 
etumed to campus in late Au- 
-usi One main issue preying 
m people's minds was the re- 
lent Princeton Review, which 
ated Sewanee as a lead school 

in beer and liquor consump- 
tion Many students felt this 
reputation was unearned and 
unfair. Senior Erin Stocco 
suggested this study "left out 
a significant population of 
Sewanee students," those who 
drink only moderately and 
concentrate on academics 
Sewanee students' dedication 
to the 
side of 
ent in 
t h e 

ened hours of operation at 
duPont Library. 

The library cui back its 
hours, closing at II p.m., rather 
than I a.m., though the 24-hour 
computer lab. located in the 
basement of the library, re- 
mained open Unfortunately, 
returning students were un- 
aware of the factors that led to 
these shortened hours. Because 
little information was offered 
about reasons for the time 
change, students viewed this as 
another example of the admin- 
istration making a decision 
without consulting students. 

The current library hours 
(those recently rc-instated) 
were put into effect about four 
years ago, when the Order of 
the Gownsmen petitioned Head 
Librarian Tom Watson for 
longer hours on weekdays and 
on Sundays. Mr. Watson 
agreed to have a trial period of 

unspecified length to judge the 
need for the change Since 
then, the library has experi- 
enced a Stead) increase in use 
between II p.m. and 1 a.m., 
particularly when the ATC 
computer lab began staying 
open lor 24 hours. Mr. Watson 
has been pleased the library has 
been frequented during iln gc 
new hours, and the students' 
need tor these hours guided the 
library's decision to return to the 
later hours. 

The loss of a part-time ( in ilia 
tion position, which allowed 
duPont to remain open until I am., 
was the result of a recent campus- 
wide policy that eliminated posi- 
tions as they were vacated. This 
circulation position was vacated in 
the middle of the past school year, 
and the library was able to fill the 
position temporarily to cover the 
rest of the school year. At the end 
of the academic year, the position 

Continued Page 4 



Stqff Unl.-r 

hen the Rev. V. Eugene 
Robinson was approved as the first openly gav bishop on August 
5, the Episcopal ( hurt h Invited more attention than ii has seen in 
centuries Indeed, the homosexualilj debate has threatened to 

split the Anglican union altogether in recenl months, while 

America has observed with avid interest However, while the 
traditional fundamentals of Epis< opalian doc tunc are crumbling, 
Sewanee has convenient!) avoided the i ontrovi r$) Perhaps the 
Sewanee bubble has again served to shield students from the heat 
of current affairs, but the majorit) ol students fail to realize thai 
they are at the source Ol this crossfire Not only is the newl) 
appointed Robinson a potential threat to the backbone ol Sewanee 

but he is also an alumnus o! this institution 

"Gene" Robinson is a 1969 graduate oi ihe I niversit) of the 
South with a B. A. inHistor) and a length) List ol accomplishments 
on campus A recipient ol theWilkins Scholarship, Robinson was n 
membei ol ihe< Irdei of Gownsmen, an editor ol ihe< ap and Gown 

Continued Page 3 



Eric Wilson 

Staff Writer 

lVlost people know that this year's College freshman 
class of 427 students is the largest ever, but few may know 
that 31 of the members of the class of 07 were Edilors- 
m-Chief of their high school publications or that this group 
of freshmen had an average SAT score that was nine per- 
cent higher than their predecessors. While there is every 
indication that the class of '07 is of a distinguished aca- 
demic caliber, no one is certain about how the largest class 
in Sewanee history will affect the university. 

Director of Admissions Mike Lynch has attributed this 
year's large freshman class to several factors, particularly 
to the university's long-term goal of raising the total un- 
dergraduate enrollment to 
about 1400 students. Mr. 
h states that "1400 
Istudents] is not only a 
goal, but it's also a cap. 
We realize that at that 
point we could not go over 
without straining resources 
and we feel that with 1400 
students that would actu- 
ally maximize the re- 
sources we have on cam- 
pus " 

Overall, the interest in 
Sewanee is up, with a 7.7% 
increase in applications 
which created a greater de- 
gree of competition in the 
t Ijss of '07 applicant pool, 
At the same time the ad- 
mission rate was 1.6% higher than the previous year. 

In recent years, he Office of Admission had an enroll- 
ment goal of around 375 students per class. The class of 
06, though, was slightly below that target at 367 allow- 
mg for more flexibility in the size of this year's freshman 

Originally, the target enrollment for the freshman 
*as slated at around 400 students But because a signifi- 
cantly higher than expected (1.7% higher) percentage of 
admitted applicants actually enrolled in the university, this 
year's 427 student class soon became a reality to every 
facet of campus life. 

Mr. Lynch said that the goal of admissions is to increase 
diversity, and he is confident that this year's freshman class 
embodies that ideal. This year's number of enrolling mi- 
nority students is 9. 1 % of the total class, |ust higher than 
1,1 year's 8.9%. This year's class is also more geographi- 
cally diverse than the class of '06, with 3.5% more stu- 

dents coming from outside the state of Tennessee. 

The class of '07 also reflects a growing trend in univer- 
sity admissions: increasingly more females are seeking a 
liberal arts education, while more males are turning away 
from even four year universities. Instead they are seeking 
professional certification programs, says Mr Lynch In 
the class of '07, 55.9% of the class are women, and 44 I'i 
of the class are men. 

With such a dynamic change in the Sewanee commu 
nity, the question that begs to be asked is, "How will the 
traditions be affected?" Eric Hartman, Assistant Dean ol 
Students for Campus Lite, says that the large size of the 

class of '07 "empowers" 
them to sustain many of 
Sewanee 's ailing traditions 
if that is something that 
they choose to do Fores 
ample. Mr Hartman points 
to the declining traditions 
of wearing the Gown and 
i lass dress as some tradi- 
tions thai mosi studenis ap- 
preciate, even those who do 
not participate 

With regards to the 
university's facilities ihe 
increasing class size has 

been anticipated by the 
university's master plan, 
which has included such 
additions as McClurg Din- 
ing Hall and Humphreys 
Hall, just two examples ol facilities designed to accom- 
modate more students. Some other projects on the hori- 
zon are the renovation of Gailor Hall and the building ol a 
new art studio. 

Mr. Hartman feels that some of the benefits of having a 
larger class include more programs, a greater variety of 
capabilities and the potential for engagement Engage- 
ment, he says, is the greatest determining factor in pro- 
moting a greater quality of life at Sewanee. regardless ol 
size. Mr Hartman seemed confident that the class of '07 
would do its part to contribute to his hope that all siudents 
would "engage in intellectual life outside of the class 

Although most university facilities have been able to 
accommodate more students, the most notable strain was 
placed on the residential life department. In addition to 
the 1 19 spaces added at the new Humphreys Hall, 30 new 
spaces were added throughout the university. Twelve stu- 

dents are now living in what are known as the I niversit) 

Apartments, located between Stirling t and Humpl 
Four students live in ol ihe three apartment units 
Eight of those siudents aie seniors u ho were supposed 10 

live in Humphreys but wei in ordei thai the tra 

dition of mixing all classes of students could be presei 

The remaining lour residents ol the apailmenls an 
dents Of Humphreys, displaced by Hooding in the base- 
ment. Physical Plant Services worked in overdrive to en 
sure that the spaces in University Apartments would be 
.n ailable and that they would mcc! the univei sit) itan 

Director of Residential I ife I 
though there is an unanticipated number of a freshman 
this Near the) base all been provided with Ihe sank 
port structure' unique to Sewanee I 01 •ample, two 
proctois are also doubling, as assistant proctors (AP 
that all Ireshmen have the same oriental IperienCC 

Ms. Steele also suspects that I ewer Students are travi I 
ing abroad to Study, increasing ihe total miiiihei ol 
dents on campus 

It is indeed an important time Ol change here al 
Sewanee. and the university's largest freshman class cer- 
tainly reflects one facet ol this change I he t lass "I '0 ' 
have distinguished themselves in their high schools and 
only lime can tell it I he, will lull ill the espeUat ions set 

forth b) professors, administration md the 

community here in Sewanee. 

By the Numbers... The Class of 2007 

Number of Applicants 1 ,828 

Percent Admitted 7 1 .8% 

Number Enrolled 427 

Men 188 

Women 239 

Average High School GPA 3.43 

Average SAT Score 1 23 1 

Number of Minority Students 39 

Legacy Students 102 

Episcopalian Students 153 

States Represented 32 

Countries Represented 7 

jold Award Recipients 

Varsity Athletes 267 

Varsity Team Captains < 

Class Presidents 
School Paper 3 1 

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don didn't complete!) fail you 
Scn.i the parents ofl and pre- 
tend this is all no big deal Su 
through meeting aftei meeting 
college life, Don't gel caught 
up in the alcohol; the Prineeton 
Review is run hs the devil, and 

siudj hard II you're a girl. 
don'i mist in) boys, especially 
ihe senion 
you're a guy. don't 
forget your studies 
to chase all the 
shori dress. 
pearls sittinj 
to you. Get m 
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thing, hut don't 
overdo it. Oh yeah, 
and watch oul lor 
thai fog. 

What made 
Freshman Orienta- 
tion seem like a 
long five da>s were ihe meet- 
ings. They were packed with 
speakers who all had the same 
messages to share » ith the 
class ui imi7i resist ihe urge to 
sing ihe theme son;: 1 Every- 
one I rom alumni locurreni stu- 
dents, professors, and even the 
hancellorwere Riled with 
words of wisdom to pass on lo 
the incoming class "Though 

occupied by the fte 
class Everyone on the 
lain was in the same 
brand new, scary as hell bog 

all the meetings were uiforma- 
,,,,. the) ill said the same 

thing: 'don't drink There Was 

almost nothing about other as- 

pectsofreal college life," com- • ii\ really nice to be in an 

mented irishmen lennifer mosphere where people arc 

Upshaw and Abigail Leigh 

\iosi oi ihe freshmen agree that 

lupus such .in the Honor Code 

are important, but no one 

wanted 10 lit through hours of 

meetings on the same topic 

The speeches were in facl miss- 
ing .1 lot of actual orientation- 

type information, No one men- 
1 1 anything about the tan- 
gible process ol living Horn 
da) 10 da) here on ihe moun- 
lain " Every thing I heard at on- 
entation was something I had 

already heard before;" Says 
Andrew Evclo '07 

Long meetings aside. Fresh- 
man I Orientation did have its 
benefits For three days.. 
Sewanee was almost solely 

afraid locome up to a i 
and introduce them . 
comments freshman 
Lew in For those first few rJaj 
no one was too good [< 
new people The freshn 
,i real chance to get to 
one another bef 

all over again with Ihe U [\ 
perclassmen. The shrimp 
boil, Zen Tricksti 
other activities gave even 
one their firsi chin 
penence Sewanee lil 
get lo know one anothei 
outside of dorms and meo 

Now, a few 
into school, orientation ha 
faded deep into the i 
of every freshman's 
and everyone feels like j 
part of the big Sewanei 
ih lo the planners of onetiu. 
tion; don't worry, we did In 
len. And at some point, when 
any freshman finds Hi. i : 
in one ihose cliche situ 
(and almost all of us proh.ihl\ 
willi. we just might rememhr: 
the words ol ihe people *t 
should have listened to in the 

Margaret ' hadbourn 

Now and Then 

Famous Guests To Arrive On the 

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With the arrival ol Par m Weekend, man) isiton arrive on the 
ii, .mil, mi [here is i noticeable influx of cars driving down 1 m 

Venn, .in.i mom i"-"!' 1, !i " uits i he 

rowd "ui' i in'onol S wanee shistoi) 

.:; ..I exacd) Sl here. The 

. I 1 1 ,i, null, i umber! ind Plateau 
by stori il i ' '. n .1 luthoi andeloquenl | 

;yetr.uei> is it realized that ih prominent politicians and 

figures amot I lists at tins w hool 

in 1985 formet President ahd i 1 
inev, school yeea itSewai 

in. .I i ta Episcopalian I self, and i onvenientl) aclose friend ol past 

ishopJohnM Kllin Bush received on Honorary Degre in civil law 

from Ih. I niv.l 

niis Securit) « is 

light dm 

isit an.i three 

ys preceding hi 

Brrival in advance 

ni in 

ill old. I 

ip an office 

Eb) in personal 
1 l.lOOinvita 
is were mailed 
.. bishops 

i Re 

oiversit) and a large number ol Hush's 
campaign workers Nejurally.the i tOfacult) andadrninistration,andol 

hool employees Withani) i ISO chairs available in the OtapeL 
and fifty of tho d for the mediaamwngfromaD overt)* 

pi lennessee, seating was tight and tickets were scrutinized!)) the secret 
Ihose unable 10 squeeze into \n Saints during convocation 
tencd io Rush &om the quadrangle and in Blackman Audiionuni 
Vioiiiei hi sident to visit Sei imeonNovember9 1911 

Ihe train dial used to be iheonl) mode ol transportation up 
mountain before the completion ol ihe highwaj President laii was 
uaded bj his militar) aide, Archie Run. to stop al ihe campus en 
route from Nashville to Buroingham Met at the train station b) a sen. 
uid motle) crowd according to lohnnie Tucker s aocouni in 

The Purple Sewanee, IV-sidem I ill was est. oned ' l.n .uid 

Bishop Gaila from Cowan to the i unpua Decoraiedespeci ill) tor the 

(1 in led while, and blue. B hOTSt diawn hack ( ameil Ihe PtCSi- 

rJauandthe Sewanee Chancellor .ukI Vict: c "hancviioi along wuhtwo 
secret service men vp the mountain rheps mmuedioihe 

steps of All SainQ what dismounting from the hack raft gave a shori 

Speech in the rain, esq I K and rvsl w ishes 

rowd ilisrvrsed, they meandered 
lo the Delia lau I Vila House- (killing \n hie ISnii .1 I VI 1 himself, 1 01 

bringing the presideni lo Sewanee) ami left" to visii i 
Hall in the compart) ol (hi Vice! hancelloi andaseleci tew facult) and 
1 unities [he secret service men wen provided with beet .md sand- 
iated Piw. reportes assigned to k eveni 

n about during all thi oorrumtionarjd as Tucker's 
description recollected in ihe Purpk- Sew. mee, "hence wc lud .1 ver) 

1 notice in the paper I ol this, the greatest day of our politii ll 
histor) " 

Earb'ei in Sewanee's history, the former Confederate president 
Jefferson Davis came to the campus to address the issue ol an endow- 
ment pl.ui Speaking (0 the trustees, Davis encouraged the trustees to 
Support an endowment plan IO be paid b) insurance, and though lhC) 

were polite listeners, the trustees did not invoke his plan [hough Davis 
ne-ver returned to Sewanee again, die women in Davis' famil) acquired 
.1 liking to Ihe setting and its people Mrs Davis and their daughter 

Winnie sustained contacts on the mountain and even came frequently to 
visit a relative living k-re on ihe Domain 
i 01 1 in 1. -iu en tents were often anothei reason foi distinguished guests 

to arrive on the mountain and in Sewanee's past ceremonies the lisi ol 

lecturer, include J 
Edgar Hoover ol ihe 
FBI; Admiral I 
Grayson, who was an 
influential figure fol- 
lowing Woodrovi 

Wilson s illness in ol 

ike. James A Farley, 

the first man 01 

to climb Mouni 

McKinlev, and Will- 
iam Crawford Gorj 
celebrated for the 
Panama Canal and 
Whose famil) home still remains on the Mountain Ihe Rrsl Mrs. 
Wbodrow Wilson, Tnomas Nelson Page, the author and Raron Speck 
v . 111 Sternberg, and die 1904 German ambassador .ill were- welcomed to 
this campus The Ambass.idurs gill while staying at Sew anes 
loadol pine trees, which today can he seen lowering over the gTO 
ManigaultParkandothaplacesoncampus. Another Ambassador Lord 
Halifax ill ( HnLun came with Lady HaJilas on \pnl S». I°42 He 
s| to .ui audience of eight hundred people in All Saints', even the 

Governor ol lennessee came to hear the renowned speaker 

Despite the lack Ol pomp and circumstance upon their arrival some 
attained recognizable rank after their Ume on the Moun- 
tain Mrs Douglass Mae Arthur visited as agirl m order in pursue danc- 
ing at a nearby academy Passing through Sewanee due to its proximity 
to the nearest highwa) stretching from Chicago to Florida, ii has always 

been AH. BOOM Sn 

thai is now a favorite restaurant in die community High Point Known 

tor his substantia] endowment, as well .is his celebrated somk-m writ- 
ing, lennessee Williams neva made a verifiable trip here allhou 
Grandl tlhea Daldn was ordained In Ihe winta ol 1898 al i-uiiord Hall 
There is always ihe supposed star) ol an unidentifiable bishop arriving 
nmencement. w ho w as persuaded to play a round of golf with his 
In .si during a respite price D i the ceremonies, .uid remarked, that he never 
had played in a cow pasture as he did when he played at Sewanee. 

Southern hospitality has become B Sewanee tradition Looking into 
the past the I imerMiy should lake pnde in their Depressive gu, i list 
which they have recorded over the years Ii is now a thriving e.unpus 

i with famflks Booking to (he mountain for Parent's Weekend 
Whai would it have been like yean back, watching a red white -md 

blue luck the wooden steps ol Al| SailUs'.cam ing B distinguished 
politician to Sewanee? Article Continued on Pax 

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The Secret Is Out Of the Bag! 


\nn Sharp 



obby Struthers is the only one with the secret (besides his 
nom). Obviously, his secret is no longer his anymore Like many 
,f the men at Sewanee. he considers himself a run of ihe mill 
;uy. Robby. a gowned senior English major, is the curreni Fi|i 
^resident, is active with the IFC. plays 
niramurals, and coordinates social evenis lor 
us fraternity. Most importantly, Robby, a male 
zerslon of Vera Bradley, sews. While living 
, Miami at age nine, he used ihe Day County 
youth Fair as a springboard to showcase his 
sewing masterpieces. 

Recently, his sewing talents have re- 
emerged on the Sewanee campus. No longer 
i nine year old making simple pillows and 
blankets, he makes bags and purses Whai's 
Ins inspiration? His girlfriend, Meredith, 
wanted a Vera Bradley bag for her birthday. 
He decided he could make one with the help 
of his mom. The result: a successful, coveted 
pill. Meredith's peers envy not only her fash- 
ionable accessory but also her talented boy- 

Robby is by no means a girly guy, as some 
believed after his sewing secret became pub- 
he knowledge. "I had no idea what sort of 
maicnals to use or how to go about making 
the bag, I just knew that my mom knew how to make ihem and 
she could help me with Meredith's." he said. His first bag re- 
quired his girlfriend's suggestion for the fabric and his mom's 
help When he bought the fabric, he did not know the difference 
between toile and satin, He could not pronounce the fabric name 
ai the fabric store. Now with all of his experience, he uses toile 
to make all of his specially designed bags, 

Robby has only completed four bags since the debut of his 
sewing talents. Robby does not sew alone. Instead, he works 
with his mother on his project. This way, they spend quality time 
together. With the purses, Robby likes "to work on the purse as 
much as possible and then let her do the intricate detail on the 

The reason he started making bags in ihe first place was 
Meredith's birthday. Also, he as made two bags for some of his 
other friends. Each bag he creates embodies the individual s per- 
sonality. The "funnesl bag" lie made for a friend he made using 
wild greens and exotic purples to match her personality. How- 

ever, he considers Meredith's red hie Ins "cl Each 

bag he makes seems to have lis own personality in with iIk 
personality of the person he made n foi 

While ins sfeiei ma} cook and clean better, Robbj wins the 

sewing competition. As he »ys I even e^i order forms." He 
enjoys making the bags for friends ihe though! oi opening a 
business never really was an issue, 
though women constantly ask him to 
make personalized bags and purses It 
In were tO gO into business, il would 
be a "mom and son business," espc- 
ciallj since she served as inspiration 

and insight 
His post-graduation plans look bright 
with multiple options. His possibilities 
range from teaching in college or pri- 
vate school to working as a Chick-fil- 
A night shift manager He is mostly 

interested in furthering his education 
and teaching. This past summer, he re- 
ceived an oiler as the night shift man- 
ager at Chick-fil-A but declined tO re- 
turn to Sewanee. As to working at 
Chick-fil-A, "the night position paid 
$24,000 a year working 50 hour w i 
No thanks. My education costs more 
than what I would make in a year." 
Needless to say. the possibility of start- 
ing a bag business is always a possibility 

In comparison to Vera Bradley. Robby considers Ins bags su- 
perior First, he individually makes the bag for each person 
making them unique. Also, they are cheaper to make than the 
pricey Vera Bradley bags, and they do not cost anything because 
he gives them as gifts. While Vera Bradley may run a muliimil- 
lion dollar company that sells everything from change purses to 
luggage, Robby insists, "Vera ain't gOI nothing on me." 

While his friends laugh ai his abilities, he believes "it's better 
to have the girls love you than the guys." Besides. Robby. a good- 
humored guy, does not mind joking around with his fraternity 
brothers. "It's nothing new," he says. While Ins peers may think 
he is slipping into dangerous female territory with his sewing, 
he maintains that it is just a hobby that passes the time." Be- 
sides, he refuses "to keep a sewing machine in his room,'' espe- 
cially with his bustling social life and fraternity obligation. Un- 
til then, his only worries include "teaching Meredith how to sew," 
enjoying his senior year at Sewanee and making my bag. 

Spending Wisely: A Look Into 
Thrift Store Shopping 

College students are always looking for deals. Sometimes 
they know what they are looking for. and sometimes they just 
happen upon quirky, out-of-the-way items. Whatever the case, 
the thrift store is a college staple. Luckily for Sewanee students, 
there are two great thrift stores within easy distance. 

The University Hospitality 
Shop and Thrift Store is lo- 
cated right on University Av- 
enue. The quaint yellow build- 
ing, next door to the KA 
House, is a wonderful place (o 
find "most anything you're 
looking for," says volunteer 
Evelyn Jacobs, People from the 
umimunity bring outgrown 
and slightly-used items, like 
clothing and toys, and donate 
them to the thrift store. The 
selection is varied, ranging 
from household items and 
books to Christmas cards and 
shoes. The rooms are divided 
into clothing for men, women. 
and children The French 
Room is located on the second 
floor, where patrons can 
browse among the more "up- 
scale" of the donated clothes 

The first floor of the building also houses a small dining room, 
which has the cozy feel of an English tea room, but with a di- 
verse menu of Mexican dishes. Southern home-cooking, and 
more. Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday 

The top reason to shop at the University Thrift Store is that 
all profits go directly to the Emerson-Hodgson Hospital and the 
Sewanee Volunteer Fire Department. The items are sold ai thrift 
store prices, with clothing generally between S.25 and S5. and 

Rosemary Puckett 

Staff Writer 

the proceeds are used to train nurses, buy equipment, and help 
keep the institutions running. 

For an even more eclectic shopping taste, visii Hammers 
in the town square at Winchester. Not a thrift store in the tra- 
dition of the Salvation Army and Goodwill, this outlet-type 

store offers absolutely 
anything imaginable 
The founders, locals of 
the area, began the estab- 
lishment buying what- 
ever they could gel iheii 
hands on in cheap bulk, 
allowing ihem 10 sell to 
customers at greatly re- 
duced priee's 

Hammers plays 

on the nostalgia for the 
era of general stores. 
Items can be found in 
large bins with hand 
ten signs hanging above, 
advertising ihe items and 
their pn in find 

everything from plastic 
flowers to woven bas- 
kets to jars of pickles. 
Hammers of- 
fers a huge array of clothing For the older ladies, there are 
racks and racks of mature and stylish pieces, e loihes that would 
be found in a large department store, but at exceptionally lower 
prices. There is also an assortment of work clothes for the 
men, including denim overalls and heavy boots. Children have 
a large selection of fun and playful si 

One of Hammers" most convenient features is the wonder- 
ful tabnc supply The store stocks an incredible variety of 

Controversial Alumnus, 

Continued from Front Page 

anadivi participant in the choii andanofficei in du Lambda 
( in \iph.i fraternity Although raised in the Disciples oi ( haisi 
denomination, Robinson converted to Episcopalianism while a 

StUdenl al Sew ..nee. Il seems Ihal ihe tOOtS ol Ihis nalionw i,l, 

debet* li< square!) on this mountain, So, whj is il thai the 
Sewanee t ommunitj is not better informed ol the success ol this 
distinguished alumnus? Studems an bombarded 

on an almosl daily basis with e-mails headed 'Sewanee in the 
i a roseph Romano informs thecommunitj "i 
ever) single mention ol the I niversity in new How- 

ever Robinson's appointmeni has been completely overlooked 

use, it is possihle ihal (he voluminous articles abOUl this 

controversy hav« been accidental!) neglected by the Sewanee 
administration. However, when PBS aired us radio program 
NewsHouronAugu-io. n wasquitecleai thai Sewanee intended 

to avoid the del mi, altOgethei Dunne Hi. lust hall of the show 

a professoi from Vanderbili discussed bis tak< on Robinson and 

ihe future ol ill, I piscopal I hurt h When Sewanee's own Pro- 
lessor Dunn was expected to further commeni during the next 
half hour, he discussed Vmerii an involvemenl in I iberia i ithei Robinson Uthough PBS could not be reai bed foi com 
ment, it is quite apparent thai Dunn - discussion reflected 
Sew.mee's siraiees ol complete avoidance. The Vice Chancel- 
lor and Rob I vere ala available foi an) discussion 

The oniv feedback from the Sewanee community came from a 
WDEl- Chattanooga newscasi on Augusl 4 in interviews with 
Carrie Davis, students, | ind alumni appeared al odds 

Wluie Tmioihv Keiih-I ucas defended Robinson's inability 
lo control ins homosexuality and supported his success, Lee 

Glenn, a Sewanee aluminr- and resident w as .ul.inianilv oppl 

"It is regrettable thai we haven'i learned anything from thi ( fetho 
lic church They knowingly ordain homosexual people mdwon 
derwhy they Have the pedophilia problems thai the) have " But 
what of the administration and the school's stance within the 
Episcopalian union? With this mysterious silence looming, specu- 
lation is the onlj venu< for an) explanation Given the concrete 
evidence il seems thai the religious figureheads within the uni 

vei-.ilv are opposed lo ihe accomplishment ol dene KohniMm 

Why else would the\ withhold abounding praise foi theii distin 
guished alumiui- ' w here did this formei fratboj gowi 

Sewanee s mission Statement makes its' purpose quite I l< ai 

"The University of ihe South, an institution ol the I piscopal 
Church exists foi education in such disciplines as will in< n 
knowledge .enlightened b) the Christian faith to the <.\^\ thai 

students may be pn pared to se;ireh lor truth and to love an, I 
serve Clod ,ui,l humanity " Did this mission fail OH Gem 

Robinson? Even though appointed as the exe< utive secretar) ol 

the Episcopal Province ol New England m 1983 and a member 
of the board ol trustees ai m General ["heologic il Seminary 

since 2001, Robinson has been no more a pari ol Sew I 
hues than as a name on a hsl ol I plSJ Opal I lerg) •'hiniui on Ihe 
sc hoofs web site Is Ihe Sewanee bubble moie a geographi- 
cal mishap in this ease ' is there a motive behind this suspicious 
circumstance? The upcoming months will certainly demand mon 
from Sewanee than an attitude ol not ommenl 

Famous Visitors Confined From Page 2 

to the nearest highwav siiel, lung 1mm ( im ago to I I, mi, la. il h IS 
always been rumored thai \l< apone \ mistress lived m VI is now a favorite restaurant m Ihccominunilv High 

Point. Known for his substantial endowment, as well as bis ■ 1 1 
ebraied southern writing, fenncssec Williams never made a verifi- 
able trip here, although, hist naii.ll aihei I lakin was Ordained 111 thi 
winter ol 1898 al Fulfoid Hall rhere is always the supposed story 
oi an unidentifiable bishop arriving fen ( ommencement, who 
persuaded to plaj a round ol goll with his host during a respite prioi 
lo the ceremonies, and remarked, thai he never had played in acow 
pasture as he did when he played al Sewai 

Southern hospitality has become a Sewanee tradition, Lookii 
into ihe past, the I niversitj should take pnde in theii impn 
guest hst which they have recorded over ihe years il is now a 
thriving campus packed with families flocking to the ■ aiupus loi 
Parent's Weekend: What would il have Ken like years ba I. -■ 

me a red, white, and blue hack stop ai the wooden steps "i Vll 

Saints', carrying a distinguished politician to Sewanee . 

What F amours Stars Made An 
Appear arte in Sewanee This Pas, 


Andy McDowell came to Sewanee in orde 

to bring her sons on a persepective college visit 

Staying at the Sewanee Inn, the star WOS •<< cue «4 
various campus Incut inns. 

i large limo pulled into Sewanee 's 

favorite restaurant. Pearl's on Saturday, only to 
open the dour and reveal the well-known author, 
Mr. Steven King. 

Library Hours 

was eliminated. The library also lost 
** reference document specialist and 
two pan-time archive internships. 
^"s left only three full-time circula- 
tion employees, who, each working 
35 hours a week, could not cover all 
hxus the library was open. As n w as, 
circulation staff had difficulty taking 
v acauon time or finding covers lor 
Ock days. Mr Watson entertained the 
Possibility of a work-study student 
covering the late shift, but legal con- 
stants suggested this would place too much responsibility on a student's 
Moulders. There was no recourse but to take the advice of Barbara 
•^es, head of circulation, and cut back on the library's hours of opera- 
"on- Mr. Waison suggested this to the Associate Provost who recom- 
"^nded this course of action to Provost Linda Lankewicz. Mr. Waison 

Continued From Front Page 

was aware the change in the library 's hour, w ■< mid 
be unpopular, and to alleviate some pressure on 
circulation, he transferred the Inlcrlibniry Loan po- 
sition from the reference department to circula- 

Over the summer. Mr. Waison notified 
faculty of die change in library hours [hough 
faculty were more aware ol the factors leading to 
the decision than students, and therefore might 
no) have bea i quite as surprised as students, many 
I at •ulty members expressed some of the same con- 
cerns later raised by studenis. When studc 
turned back to the Mountain, they responded with force lo the reduced 
hours Ms. Dykes said she learned of student disconienl through com- 
ments left in the suggesuon box. comments at ihe circulation desk, and 
e-mails to Mr. Watson The Dean of the College. Dean of Student ai id 
Provost also received e-mails from concerned students When studenis 

asked what they could do to get uv hi ,i, Mr Wats 

geslcd they make men concerns known. 

Responding to student and facult) needs. \ir Watson addressed the 
f necutive Stafl on September 8 with a proposal to reinstate thecircula 
nun position. Citing the library's dual responsMlitiestoihe school — to 

purchase materials and be available Inrpatrons — Mr. Watson suggested 

he use part of the mone) allotted to library acquisitions instead b 

part-time position so live library could return lo the later hours I hi 
decision was made before circulation heard of the planned student sit-in 
Though the announcement of ihe new hours h id aire id) been made. 
Mr. Waison slaved al llic library unul closing lime on Wednesday . Sep- 
tember 9, He supported the students' desire in make their voice heard. 
and he was"graulicd" Ihal studenis were excited aboul the library hours. 
Mr Watson 'Ug^esied that lite student sit-in reflected a ileep concern 
students have for ihe- policies ol the I Diversity, rather than demon imi 
ing the notorious "apathy" of Sewanee students. Ulumately.Mr. Watson 
is glad the hours could be restored so that students knew their 
voice was heard and thai they fell as if ihey could aflecl University policy 

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tlTfje ftetoanee purple 

Another Chance 

Mm.MCh.dlKH.r. EiiJ „ Mi „ 

Another Lost Tradition? 

September 18, 2003R* 


Sara Miller 

Copy Editor 

Lihcsea-nityot the Cumberland Pl.'k 01 liesa spa-ial-SO-acre piece 
Ofpropoty. Trireewdcoming yellow homes exist on die open pieceof 
i ,,,,1,,, , | anctuarj from the outside world. Drivingdowntbe 

gravel n ad lhai w inds its way d i this place ol trarquflity one ma) 
norJceablc wi ngholi andai i otain times ofrJie day, the neighboring 

.mine mud baths. There is ■■ green house, bt 
with new flowers and herbs, guarded b) a few sheep and a < bictai 
coop rhe promise ol fri sh eggs in the future is symbolic of the new 

begi p occurring on this pieo ol aa 

Originally, the land was [he sue ol a secluded Bed and Breakfasi 

Nowr . ,uulih. InrwnnK-nm Middle Tennessee no 

fresh star) alter experiencing abusivi at oppressive cir. umstani 
prop rtj i named the Blue Nfonarch to signif) a fragile yet detemuned 
!„,„„ | i, ... ing force behind the Blue Monarchis Ii ol 

business owner Susan i reeman Binkle) Seven yearsago, Binkle) re- 
, alls, "Ihada dream thai outlined a business plan There was a thick 
book and is I turned through ii i di page described the steps to train, 
ive women the tools the) need to be sell sufficient and no 
I pendent on the welfare system oi living indespait" 

i sing all hope, these women come to the Blue Monarch in order to 
learn now totaki steps to break thecycleol oppression thai ha> domi- 
nated tb u live i here is a selec rive applii ation process to find just the 
omen needing iplacelifo lh< Blue Monarch, often times local 
: andcommunit) members nscommend women needing 
,i k ,i, ,i.„i teaching residents how to surpass their present limitations 
and pursue personal dn ams the BIik Monarch is a nurturing commu- 
nii) where the) i ome locomplete a twelve month program thai initiates 
foi the better in these women s lives 

During ih it time ai the residence, the) live m an environment thai 

I i,i, ■ eounselin klressing each individual's needs 

ii,.,. an laughttobi sell sufficient and leamjob skills that will allow 
them to b independeni once the) have completed then stay, and em- 
ployment opportunities are offered to them while going through the resi- 
dential nan-profit program. Envisioning a facilit) omen to 
find hope foi themselves and far their children, the Blue Monarch in- 
stills n, , , Bar) life skills thai w ill encourage confidence foi these- women 
to reach thei] highest potential i sed in conjunction with the popular 

ml iln Hlue Monarch will house aiommeaialkik hen 

tlut will be a vehicle foi on-site employment and job training for the 
n ni Instilling i cood work ethic thai will leach the residents to 
provide fa themselves and theii children isaprimar) goalol the Blue 

\n nun >\ alive program, the obje* five! ol the Blue Monarch arc in- 
mirini i i introduce abused and oppressed women to a new 

quality ol life I lie recognition ol emotional and spiritual cwdancc is 
valued and the staff at the Blue Monarch strives to treat the mind, body 

and soul. The culmination o| ihe tool-, instilled in die women working 

through the Blue st hail '$ program will lead them to living a high stan- 
dard upon graduation 

Isolated yel wifo an astonishing view &om almost every window on 
ihepropert) the Blue Monarch is arranged to house six single women 
,n,i, r in women with children Inthelasl fiveweeks the first resident 
hasarri n i itperiencehasbeen incredibly rewarding. When our 

uk ni moved in il made every minute of work with il I was 
strut k by how little il really lakes to make such an enormous difference 
and how amazing ii to see ha confidence level increase in the short 
amount oi time -he has been here said Binkle) 

ih, Bit* Monarch 5 first resident has earned the job as kitchen su- 
pervisoi foi establishmem rhe job will nol onl) suppl) hea with .m 
income but foi ihe thirty-seven yeai old woman with two teenage chil- 
dren, it will helphei to lu i null ol owning a restaurant 

one da) \iu.i,i\ progressing as she strives to meet her person il goals, 
the firsi ii sideni has begun another conditional requiremeni ol the pro- 
gram, the completion of her( 'in Residenisareobligedtoobtain their 
< 1 1 D ii the) have nol finished theii high school diploma, ,md while 
this particulai resideni has beenlh ing al ihe Blue Monarch, she has been 
matched with a mentor, a favorite Sewanee Professor, Dr. Virginia 
i raighill who works with her each week to improve het writing shills 
ih, opportunit) to work with iIk- Blue Monarch reminds me of the 
needs in this area \t Sewanee we tend to deny that the impoverished 
siimiundiug .irc.Ls .ire our concern, bui moreol us need to pa) attention,' 
said Di < raighill. 

ihe non proin program ol the Blue Chair is nol rail) completed and 
has conimued needs It n\|uires lunlier tundmisers and support from 
outsidi sour a rheUniversit) of the South is an ideal connection foi 
uk Blue Monarch in ardei to help the non-profil organization sustain 

ilsell and fund the rewarding piogr.un for local women Sororities and 

B^terraues are perfect ccmmimit) rjrganaaticauthatcannelpraise funds 

lor the residential program or pcrluips even volunteer as tutors and men- 

lots io the residents Uread) proving i>> be a worthy contributor, last 

yeai \l/ initiated * ir Wish .is a fundr.uscr for the Blue Moiuirch 
rtiis yeai ITCP and PKE, as well as the Student Health Bo.ird have 
promptl) contacted Binkle) to offer their assistance as ihe school year 

begins Ul get under way Ihe continuation ol the community support 

w ill benefil hundreds ol women in the future, and v, ith mone) a attribu- 
tions, toiletries, and items suchaspainl and tools, and even toys foi the 

children slaying at the Blue Monarch, the non-profit organization will 
. onlmue to kip oppressed women work low ants rewarding futures. 

For further information or to make contributions, 
call (931) 924-8900, "rite to I'.O. Box 1206, 

Monteagle, Tennessee 37356. Make checks 

payuble to l.C. Hope for Blue Monarch. 

When we tell people about Sewanee 's traditions, we tend to go 
through a fixed list the gown, the rjorchlight, stepping on Die scal.catching 
an angel, "in the out and out Die Up."passing hello. We tell visitors about 
these tradtions regardless of whether they are still practiced. Minor tra- 
diDons— the old"Light Side'/'Dark Side" division in Gailor, 
the punishment for attempting to lift the seal's curse, and 
the choir's singing (he "Alma Mater" at the sundial before 
convocations— do not make the list- Nor do Greek tradt- 
rji os I he I -idies of Lambda Chi" fundraiser, though well- 
established and notable on the Mountain, is not counted as 
a tradition "Fiji bland" is not on ihe list. Fraternities' and 
sororities' tendency to claim a table at lunch and dinner is 
rarely spoken of Yet, should these traditions vanish, life on 
the Mountain could not he the same. 

Life on the Mountain is not ihe same, in fact, OS il was 
nol many years ago. in a very particular way: Gailor no 
.shoes with) the sound of lour or five girls exclaim- 
ing 'Twelve, twelve, twelve big bags of garbage — ah-ah- 
ah!" and "Put another udder on the OJ cow." McClurg 
never has. Circles ol sorority girls no longer form when 

American Pie" is played at a party, Concubinage is no longer an ac- 
ceptable state for 
a Sewanee man. 
In short. Gamma 
I an I psilonisno 
longer on Ihe 

i lemma Tau 
L psilon (more 
commonly called 
GTU) was 
founded in the 
spring of 1978. ft 
be ame ovea (he 
, ourse of twenty 
\ ears, a "soronty 

i ij independents?' its actives were girls who never dreamed they would 
be in .1 sororit) [hey were worthy of GTU 's mono, "Esmenhaiesmen: 
vm art whoweare." Those women slowly developed the characteristic 
traditions of GTU. Beckee Morrison, an alumna of the class of 1990, 
relic, led, Thoem\-likc\ our traditions evolved and were re-created of- 
ten. . . Before my time someone broke into the GTU closet and stole our 
Ion l-verything was reinvented from recollection and creativity after 

Whai is the "everything" Beckee refers to? Most likely, she means 
the Oral Tradition, the ( 'ire le D.uice, Concubinage, and events like the 
Barefoot Formal; all tilings which characterized GTU. Of course, the 
spirit of GTU. that which truly characterized it, did not need to be rein- 

Ihe Barefoot Formal was conceived with the knowledge that the 
worst part ol (omuls, lor women, is wearing formal shoes. Nothing, 
since the time of the corset, can compare to pointy toes and two-inch 
heels So the sisters of GTU eliminated them — for themselves and for 
their dates. Alumnae describe the event on GTU's website: 'Tradition- 
ally, women wore beauuful dresses hut no shoes, and men came bare- 
foot m formal tops and shorts. Sometimes croquet was played" Typical 
of GTU functions, the only "formal" part was the dress. 

I hose men willing to play croquet in tuxedo jackets and shorts were 
known a Concubines. The institution is really nol as scandalous as il 
sounds; many Concubines came eventually to be the husbands of GTU 
asters During college, though, the Concubines were good friends (ro- 
mantically or otherwise) of the sorority; they were men whom the girls 
could mist As Concubines were more heavily involved in GTU events 
than "little brothers" of other sororities usually are, their presence often 

gave GTU the appearance of being a co-ed Greek organization, truly , 
unique experience. 

The Circle Dance was new in ihe early "SOs; it is performed e\ c 
today, at the weddings of alumnae (and aLso, I feel sure, of Concu^ 
alumni ). What it is, is a circle of GTUs and their friends, who sway ^ 
kick in time with Don McLean's ■•American Pie." There is more. IV 

haps you rememfe 
inserting "like 
lighibulb" and ifc 
rest in the singing, 
"Rudolph, : I 
Nosed Reindeer -\ 
the late '80s 
ning in about I v 
such addition*, , 
McLean's lyncslx 
gan to appear or* 
line was lengthens] 
to "I know a gui 
who sang ih c 
blues; — and greens 
(naturally, for GTU's colors), and "Yea Marx 1 " and "Yea God'" \t m 
added at the appropriate points. Brittany WilkinstC'^lrememhc-rsort 
dance, "The concentric Circle Dance at the Halloween Party in'93 
ters on the inside, guests on the outside It was huge!" That dare. 
Brittany sa) s, is her favorite GTU memory. 

The Oral Tradition was probably the most noticeable tradiUo: 
those outside the soronty were concerned. It began in the mid-80s, and 
grew to be a very long collection of thuigs sisters had said, and misheard 
and repeated, and laughed over, and eventually incorporated into tha 
lore. This is what you would hear from across the room as the < >P 
ended their recitation: 

This is a pig, This is a very nice pig This is Susan She's 
model, she taught its everything we know. Twelve, twelve, twelw 
bags "J garbage^-Ah-ah-ah! Beancake! Ears do this waMowsdotlit 
Chicken innardi 

The elephants are restless, the Jut k is dead, the warlhon wants i. 
, aviar, and the pigs are grounded into little hilly sausages 'Kiel 








away ■ 


Go figure! 

(pause) SPOING"! 

It looks very strange in print The bits 1 have seen performed loot 
very strange in reality. Concubine (C'%) Cliris Cudabac remarked thi 
it "really doesn't make much sense until you have seen it done. And tha 
it REALLY does not make ANY sense at ALL." That is perhaps all tha 
can be said about the Oral Tradition, except that heads certainly turned 
when a table of sisters in the "Dark Side" of Gailor began at "lun! 
mingy" and proceeded to "SPOING!! 1 " and then fell silent 

GTU has been sdent for several years; the last actives were Ken 
Creed and Caroline Brooks, who both graduated in 200 1 . The alunuv* 
left behind their legacy, though, and inspired a current movemem io 
revive the soronty. That movement has triumphed; on Friday, Sept ll 
the membership of GTU climbed high enough for the sorority to resume 
activities on the mountain. On Shake Day evening, the active «w to 
discuss their plans for the future. Look for sisters of Gamma Tau Upa- 
lon at events around the Mountain in the coming months; they are 
cessfully reviving a grand old tradiuon. 

Most of the poorly-cited quotations and allusions in this article hot 
taken from the excellent GTU website <http://www.gamma-tau->. or from correspondence with alumni. Any questions a 
, i imments about GTU in the past or the future may be addressed to Sara 
Miller, by phone at &438, or by email through the Purple offict. 

Hospital In Danger Of Closing: 

Can Sewanee Afford to Loose Such a 

m*o*n>a>r>oh \ 

Valuable Lifeline? 

Heather Haney 

The selling is a crowded frat house on Sewanee "s campus. 
The lime is one o'clock in the morning The Grateful Dead is 
blaring over the speakers Some guys and girls are dancing 
while others are just hanging out. A few of the guys are cut- 
ting up and the girls are giggling at their antics. You find 
yourself in the middle ol a scene thai has already been set in 
motion Around you there is a lot of talking, flirting, and 
laughing You feel fairl) comfort- 
able in your surroundings until a 
(nend nudges you and over the 
music yells. "Your roommate is 
passed OUI in the bathroom! You 
might want to go check on him!" 
As you push through the crowded 
maze, racing for the bathroom, 
sou are unsure ol what you will 
find. As you round the corner you 
realize this situation is much mure 
serious than you thought. Your 
roommate's skin isn't ihe usual 

Hushed peach color, bui a pale- 
blue. It is obvious he has been 
vomiting and now has passed out. 

You shake him violently and try to get him to sii up No luck. 
You check Ins breathing and find it to be abnormally slow 
You question in panic, "Is it a seizure, an allergic reaction, or 
possibls alcohol poisoning 1 " What do you do? Your instinct 
is to call 91 1 and have him transported to the nearest hospi- 
tal However, here's the twist; the nearest hospital isn't Em- 
erald-Hodgson, just two minutes from your location, but a 
hospital more than fifteen minutes down the mountain 

The closing of Emerald-Hodgson Hospital (EHH) has been 
of recent debate. EHH is located on the University of the 

Souih's campus atop serves Grundy, Marion, Franklin, and 
Sequatchie counties. Earlier this summer Emerald-Hodgson 
Hospital collected over twenty-six hundred signatures to keep 
it open. Director of Marketing for Southern Tennessee Medi- 
cal Center, Wendy Colvin, explains, "[Emerald-Hodgson Hos- 
pital] was being evaluated for a possible reduction in services 
We have made an investment in that facility and are workinj 
on building the depth and breadth of services available at l» 
hospital so ihat n will better serve the surrounding commum 
ties " 

If Emerald-Hodgson Hospital were no longer in operation. 
the next options for medical care would be Southern Tennei- 
see Medical Center, Grandvic* 
Medical Center, or Bedford Count) 
Medical Center STMC, the clos 
est of these to the campus, is 1° 
cated in Winchester, twelve miles 
and al least seventeen minute 
away. GMC is in Jasper, aln""' 
thirty-one miles and at leasi thirty 
six minutes away. Farthest n 
BCMC, coming in at fifty-four and 
a half miles and an hour and f" 
teen minutes away. Ot cours 
Chattanooga also has a few hospi 
tals. including the Erlanger Medi 
cal Center, which has this area' 
only air ambulance service Ho« 
ever, are you able to drive this far for medical care? In cas< 
requiring extremely specialized medical attention the conse" 
sus has been yes. but for general medical care and local erne' 
gencies community members are in favor of keeping Emet 
aid-Hodgson open. Dean Pearigen states, "it comes as a g* 61 
consolation to me as a Dean and a parent of small children t 
know that emergency services and twenty-four/seven med 
cal care are available here on the Mountain. . . Having to d f|1 

Continued on Page 6 

September 18,2003 

Cbc ftetoanf e -purplf 

Page 5 

Outside the Stone Gates 


Staff Writer 

\i seems like it is an impossible 
& to squeeze m free time to be- 
mie an expert on current events 
mih the overload of assignments, 
ujs, .uid reading that somehow 
must get done while trying to 
Queeze in extracurricular activities 
nd playtime on the weekends. 
I a • i s jn active world outside die 
done gates of Sewanee and just in you didn't have the time to 
lead up on world events, here is a 
Lmmary of what is Liking place 
Lround the world will and it will 
n ng you back to pace. Informa- 
[tion can be found at 
[f^as in Africa; 
•The United NaUons (U.N.) Se- 
iiv Council lifted the 11 -year- 
old sanctions against Libya, for- 
JK ending a ban on arms sales 
nd flights imposed after 
MoarnmarGadhafi's government. 
•K.using his nght hand and louch- 
n e Rwanda's flag with his left, 
p.iul Kagame took the oath of of- 
e .is the nation's first popularly 
fclected president since the 1994 

* 'Seven Uruguayan soldiers of the 
UN Mission in the Democratic 
Republic of the Congo are under 
anon I or allegedly stealing 
sacred objects from a church in 

••HIV/AIDS prevalence in the 
Western Cape increased by an ap- 
palling 44 percent in the 1 2 months 
leading up to October 200 1 among 
pregnant women in Western Cape 
clinics. At the same tune ,ui in- 
creasing number of leenagCTs were 
HIV posiuve. 
News i n Asia: 

**A Special Court hearing the 
Ayodhya demolition case against 
Deputy Prime Minister L K 
Advani and some other top lead- 
ers will pronounce its orders on tlie 
framing of charges against them 
Sept. 19. 

"Indonesia plans to send an en- 
voy to Myanmar to try to gain the 
release of impnsoned pro-democ- 
racy leader Aung San Suu Kyi 
••The Worid Trade Organization 
has approved through consensus 
the entry of two of the world's least 
developed countries, Camodia and 
Nepal, into the trade body. 
**Nine monkeys team to read 

jungle book or (so they say > u ilv 
animal orphanage in Katraj Zoo- 
logjcal Park Nine monkeys res- 
cued from Mumbai's urban jungle 
are being trained to survive in the 

News in Australia 
•-Australian anima] nghis activ- 
ists demanded that authorities pm 
down more than 50,000 sheep 
stranded aboard a ship in the 
Middle East after being rejected by 
Saudi Arabia and a second coun- 
try due to a health scare. 
"Mandatory water restrictions 
will be imposed next month on 
Australia's biggest city Sydney as 
a year-old drought continues to 
take its toll on the country. 
"'The release of virus-tainted 
blood to several hospitals and labo- 
ratories this month has sparked a 
nationwide audit of all Australian 
Red Cross Blood Service facilities. 
News in Europe: 

••Mass memorial services were 
held in Stockholm as thousands of 
Swedes were left stunned by the 
tatal slabbing of toreign minister 
Anna Lindh. 

••Pope John Paul began a four-day 
trip lo Slovakia on Thursday hul 

was so weak he could not cornpk Be 
either oi his addresses. The 83- 
year-Pope, who suffers from 

Parkinson s disease and knee and 
hip ailments, appeared the weak- 
est Ik- has in months on the first 

day of his trip 

uhan4.000elderlj Italians 

died in this summer's (2003) heat 

in South Vmerii b 

"•Human rights defend 
cused by the Columbian I 'i 
Alvaro Unbe of being allied with 
temmsis lor criticizing Ills crack - 
down on leftist rebels, denounced 

his comments 

••Bntain. Spain and Switzerland 
are the large) countries ol new 

Waves Of asylum seekers coming 
from South America after the U.S. 
ughtened up border controls ft ith 

••JOAO Goulan hoped the truck 
he tOOk would lake him lo a place 
where he would work to send 
money back [0 his « ife .md mne 
children. Instead. Goulart 49- year- 
old, was driven for more than 1 .500 
miles to a coffee I .inn, where along 
with hundreds of others Ik was en- 
slaved. Now the Brazilian govern- 
ment is trying to free the thousands 
forced into slavers 

hop During Parents Weekend 



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Tales of the Tonva Award 

A Tonya: A Sewanee Summer Internships Scolarships in Economics or Public tffalrs 

Canines & Grapevines 

A Bizarre Internship in Northern California 

Lauren ( ei 

Managing the Market 

\ Survey Of the loin a 

Staff Writer 

JL/asi \> at around this time, 1 was already deep into mj 
. arch for the perfect internship — something artsy, some- 
iing exotic ind something that would help me land a great 
job upon graduation Since [hadspeni my firsttwoSi 

summers studying abroad. I was dedicated to researching 

lots oi internships and narrowing my opiums u> the one 
ideal position that would open the most doors foi me. Be- 
lore Christmas break, l had already made my de< ision. I 
knew thai i had to Intern ai a Rim festival in thi wine coun- 
try ol California, Even now. the Idea sounds so enticing 
Who couldn't be drawn into a vision ol sipping Chardonnay 
while viewing films man al fresco theater set in the color- 
ful hills of Northern California'' In reality, the summer ex- 

i e would turn 001 to he more comparable to Sipping 
Kool-aid while taking care of ihe festival directOI S* di 
a ham set in the isolated wilderness. 

applied i" be the h< ad intern, i started 

lolling everyone I knew about this greai summer job 1 had 
discovered m the Peterson's internship guide. 
<.\ hen the iesnv.ii directoi finally shortened her list ol 
m\ possible interns down to me i was •> static i was 
oyed that I could convince these seemingly cosmo 
; >hi. in film fanatics thai I was competent, and now they 

d me. 
When the end oi May finally arrived, [hadpackedmj SI V 

to the brim with ammenities- .i couple 

of little black dresses somi ibook 

thai was comparable to "everything jrouneedto know about 
■.vine for dummies, ' .u«\ lotsol resumes topassoui tOWhO' 
parked my | tl interesL So l drove and i 

drove, and I drove, all the way from the rrriddle-of-nowhens, 
Missouri to Glen fallen, California about two-thousand 

miles in all , 

I should have known from the moment I pulled in the 

dilapidateddi hal I would he bettei ofl totumbacli 

But no, I was determined to be brave and give these people 
a chance to convince me thai they were l< girimate 
While the festival directors had told me all ilon 

■ .,■ in (,|. art hllen Wmen I quickly Warned that 

the offict was in a wooden ham next i" theii house. The 
whole equivalent to the big fl< » tnarket by the 

ild cars on blocks m u 
duce lying around, knick-knacks strewn aboui 
animals wandering aimlei I • 

Nonetheless, despite mj pn conception! I 
non-air-conditioned bam torn 

, pseudonym to protect to innocent oi in 'his 
qoi , ,i. Jabba-the-hui like in i torn 

forked another chunk ol chocol 
his mo pted tosaj hello with a swig ol milk 

His shin, unbutton 
: me to di' 

-udonym). his wife She n [i 

bailed lor a bit butthi 

iunds i "hen i say 
not Biltmoi 
pigs M imiditj i H 

Miner"" 1 ' *' 
I only about 
and insisted that I "go ,or a dip I 

\s the Speilberj I run down 

sponsibilutcs i ai an pi i ed to learn that rather than 
heme involved with jusi marketing publi 

nt planning. I was nov ire Ol 

logs. Trying nouodisappoini Iplayed viththe 
dogsand wati hed them to main sure they stayt di los< 
by, never I Uing ihe Speilbergs thai I was i srly al 
lo canine d i 
After the doe care episodi l ' nt to the ofl 
bam to see il this work wouldevenbe legitimati 
did i even question this ai thai point?) Co my hoi k 
\ i, i,i me pick "ui n wat« h thi n 

single-handedly decide whethet or not those films 
,i into the festival i may hai i to men 

tion that I have NO film experience. So 
ton in New York maj still beconfused > to whj their 
short films nevei got in thi fi sir al 

\t I sal in the make d bj 

stacks ot unfiled papers, video 
and lots ol dog bail I earoe itl il thi 

best oui oi the situation, and give the Sp 
pjon i haw to convim i me thai the summer would 
in beneficial for my funire Fusi as I thoughi ti 
sell that I should be positive thi Sp ill 

ming il eachothei ovei some insignifu ani 
val detail. In nr lit Win si into 

Rather than disp 

side, called m\ nnmi .ind begged fol h 

i lakland sol would ha> ompanion on the 

from i alifornio lo the mid-\n 
I p. med ways with di.. festh il direi tors afti i 
Hi, them ' In top ol the Btu o ol 

ter ti, tii • told me thai the one thing ihej prom 

,uld no longei bi a' ailable I 

would have to find some pi U Ol the 

moS i p markets in and i 

ng paid foi mj w oil So, rail i 111 • 
with the free spirited Northern < alifomian film gu- 
rus .md do labor, I drove home all tl 
dreaming oi what 1 1 ould havi been dome at the Vn 
Institute oi i itional 

As it turned out. the summei waSDOl l total b 
[earned a lot tboui my ic U aboul Brsi impt 
about gui instincts and aboui doin 

\ih mo in ■• 

comparison to the festival the peoplt ai i I 

nd aciuall) | 
anything I would want to p i ummea 

,n I alifomia, I sadlj h i Ihea 

.,n too common ; '' " 

[ike to mention thai tl J llllu 

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it had little to no i xp ri no in 

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I.m.n.i niieniship I'rogram. which ill 
internship m ile die 

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smiling N ii di Ha I 

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moothl) and nj mosl ol lb on staff, 

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September 18, 2003 


Che &etoanee purple 


Excellent Academics or 

Excellent Alcoholics? 

A Matter Of 

Johnny Shoaf 

David Kudi.lph 

Staff Writer 

Well, by now I assume everyone has heard the news that. 
iccording to the Princeton Review, SEWANEE IS THE 
[„ addition to partying harder than all bul six other schools 

u, |he nation, the Review has rated Sewanee seventh m Us 
"Lots of Her" I BtegOrj and third "Lets of Hard Liquor." 
However, the Review adds that Sewanee is nol all about 
drinking vomiting, and drinking, and vomiting, and sieep- 
iin and drinking... and vomiting. Not ai all. The Uni- 
itj ,,i the South has after all, a gorgeous campus, in- 
teresting professors, and a rigorous academic workload 
e professors "bring academic material to hie" 
(ranked #6) while making themselves accessible (#16) to 
our ever) scholar!) need At Sewanee we bask in the com- 
|).in\ ol our fraternit) brothers and sorority sisters (#19), 
surrounded b) a beautiful campus (#11). At Sewanee, we 

live life to ihe fullest 

So, what do these rankings say about Sewanee besides 
that we ure "TOTALLY AWESOME"? Well. I'm not even 
sure tin rankings sa> that Rankings are, of course, only 
rankings; nothing to celebrate, nothing to gel upset about. 
When I entered Sewanee back in 2000, US News and World 
Report ranked The Universit) ol the South among the top 
twenty live liberal arts colleges in the nation; likewise. 
the Princeton Review placed Sewanee in many of Ihe same 
categories that as today, though the Review does not as- 
sign a rank To eel straight to the p. iint, rankings 
don't mean a thing. Three years ago when I entered 
Sewanee as a freshman I didn't find the school any less 
challenging than it is today, even though, according to the 
U.S. News it has dropped eight spaces in rank On the 
oihei hand, I will say that the party scene (#7) at Sewanee 
has sorry, freshmen and sophomores — signilicantly 
changed since I have been here. Sewanee doesn't party as 

hard as n used to. in my opinion. Thus, for me to hear that 
Sewanee is now the number seven party school in the na- 
tion is laughable And to think that Sewanee parties harder 
than, say. Alabama is equally laughable. Anyone who has 
ever visited a big stale school knows better than to say 
Sewanee parlies harder than one. It's just not true. 

On the other hand, however, maybe these rankings are. 
to some degree, accurate. The Princeton Review will tell 
you the ratings are correct because they have compiled 
their dala from unbiased sources-thai is (o say, college 
students talking about their schools. Unbiased sources, 
eh ' How can one reporting about one's own college be 
unbiased' 1 That is like saying Sewanee is-dare I say it?-- 
the number seven parly school in the nation! Just not pos- 
sible, folks, just not possible... 

Responding to the news that Sewanee had been placed 
in Ihe top ten party schools in the nation. Dean Pearigen 
said, I think that (the ranking) was insulting, misrepre- 
senting, and damaging. The ranking understaies and mini- 
mizes what we tnil) are at this institution. We have out- 
standing Students, faculty and staff doing very interesting 
things; the ranking suggests that we're really more about 
drinking and partying than academic excellence, service, 
and leadership. It can send a message to students and pro- 
spective students saying we're not a serious place." 

Indeed, Dean Pearigen is right. Sewanee is a serious 
place, and this Princeton Review "Party School" ranking 
sends a message to students, prospective students, and par- 
ents that the University of the South is not a meaningful 
academic institution. As exciting as ii is to see Sewanee 
in the news, this ranking is an unfortunate one. Frankly, 
when I graduate from college, I don't want businesses and 
graduate schools thinking that I came from a slack univer- 
sity, where students party harder than they study. 


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Losing the Library? 

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Mon-Fri 7:30am until 


Sat-Sun 9am until Midnight 

Come In & See 

What's Happening 

This Weekend 

@ Stirling's 

... Music, Games , 

Talks, and More ... 

Next to the BC across 

from University 


Letter To the Editor: 

On Friday morning of 
August 29, after learning of 
the change ol the library's 
hours from a friend, I called 
Ihe duPonl circulation desk 
and asked ihe reasoning be- 
hind rolling back the 
library's open hours lo 
1 1:00 pm The man who an- 
i said it had to do with 
the library's not having the 
resources or staff to keep 
itsell open until 1 :00 a m 
each night. On Monday, 
September 1 , 1 talked to the 
Provost, who informed me 
that duPom's funding was 
actually increased from last 
year, and that the school had 
given the library prett) 
much all thai it had wanted. 
The following day. 1 
slopped by the library of- 
fiCOS and asked Todd Kelly 
about it He told me that a 
main pari of their reasoning 
dealt with the fact thai most 
students in the library aftei 
1 I ;00 p.m.. they noticed, 
were usuall) using ihe ATC 

Being a nightly occupant 
ol duPoni lasi year, I no- 
ticed no apparent or signifi- 
cant drop in Ihe number of 
Students using ihe library 
after 11:00 p.m., and m\ 
knowledge does not include 
those B hO use private car- 
rels or the third floor. 

A decision of this magni- 
tude should be carefully 
considered and made so that 
M has positive implications 
for enhancing siudenl life 
and ihe Sewanee experi- 
ence. However, this deci- 
sion practically goes against 

the mission and purpose of 
this school ai us very foun- 
dation. As far as 1 can see, 
there is not a single benefit 
thai the siudenl receives by 
closing duPont at 1 1 :00 
p.m. instead of 1:00 a.m. 
Nothing about it assists the 
students' academic perfor- 
mance or enhances siudents' 
academic experience in any 
way, whatsoever. As a mat- 
ter of fact, it clearly hinders 

Here at Sew anee, we are 
encouraged to become and 
remain active, involved Stu- 
dents Bul. sadly, n is siu- 
dents who participate in ath- 
letics, student organiza- 
tions, and volunteer 
aciivites in Ihe afternoons 
that are hurl ihe most by this 
change. They are the stu- 
dents who need most to use 
the library to study and re- 
search during its (formerly) 
late hours. As an involved 
student myself, as well as a 
member of Ihe varsity ten- 
nis team, the only time I 
have for real, concentrated 
studying and research is af- 
ter dinner and late into ihe 
evening For a number of 
nights now, I have been 
ousted from duPont while in 
the middle of my work. 
Contrary to what some 
people may think, there 
simply is no substitute for a 
library carrel or a study 
t a b I e T h e W i n d o wless, 
cramped ATC lab with lim- 
ited space and low ceilings, 
as well as m\ dorm room in 
Trezevani Hall, is not a 
place where I (or many oth- 
ers) can effectively do 
work, much less research 

Spending five to ten fewer 
hours a week in the library 
solely because of an hours 
change will undoubtedly be 
damaging to my. and many 
others', academic perfor- 
mance and diligence. 

It is important to note 
that many state schools, as 
well as private (and aca- 
demic rival) Washington 
and Lee University, have li- 
braries that are open 24 
hours a day. seven days a 
week. And. if we do any- 
thing here at Sewanee, we 
make sure our courseload 
outmatches that of even the 
best public universities in 
the country. 

Ii is naive for one lo, in 
any way, expect that closing 
the library two hours earlier 
than last year will not 
greatly hinder siudents* aca- 
demic performance and/or 
the academic experience. It 
is unrealistic for anyone to 
expect 1.300 active, in- 
volved students to be able to 
effectively and completely 
finish our work every night 
by I 1 :00 p.m., especially 
when we (and the school) 
brag about our lough aca- 
demic courseload. 

The library is more than 
just a quiet place. It is a re- 
source that students use as 
we interact and help each 
other understand concepts 
and ideas, and it should at 
least be open until 2:00 
a.m.. 1:00 a.m. at the very 
leasi There is simply no 
substitute, and nowhere else 
to go that compares. 

Logan U. Gewin 
Class of 2006 

With what seems to be a substantial rise in environment 
awareness on campus, some environmental contingents tiavt 
begun to worry more about paper usage at Sewanee. Wnh „ 
8% increase in tuition this year, n also seems reasonable ih a 
students and faculty will become increasingly critical ^ 
concerned about university expenditures. 

While the fiscally conscious and the environmenially sjj, 
sitive often do not agree on most aspects of policy making,] 
think there are instances present on our campus which <fc. 
serve some attention, as they should garner united suppn n 
from both groups, as well as the University. It seems to n* 
that user fees should be embraced under more instances- 
two thai come to mind are paper use and AC use — bi 
such a fee system has the potential to minimize envirqnmeii. 
tal degradation, making the eco-conscious happy. Fees can 
also offer the expenditure watchdogs some comfort as well 
by reducing tuition or at feast minimizing one student 
sidizations of another student's activities. Likewise, ii is ia 
the University's best interest to make a shift toward economi- 
cally feasible user fees because presumably tuition would fall 
or increase less, making Sewanee appear cheaper and thin 
more attractive to perspective siudents and their parents 

So, if instituting some user fees benefits environmental- 
ists, students, and (he university, why has this not already hap- 
pened? Let me start by saying that all three are groups ai 
fault. The environmentalists, who are likely the most pas 
sionate of ihe group, have failed to appeal to the cone 
the other parties and often discount other parties' methods 
While environmental education and the institution of a pape 
pledge and other things of this sort serve as a step in the righl 
direction, it would behoove the eco-crowd to embrace and 
appreciate methods founded on the monetary side of thing! 
in addition to some of the more value-driven methods. Tin 
incentive of user fees would do much to close the gap be 
tween belief and action; this is a necessary step in natural 
resource preservation in general and one that I think could 
easily be taken in this particular case. Interestingly enough, 
as it stands, those who minimize paper usage and power uv 
age for environmental reasons are the ones being penalized 
the most because they are assuming the largest portion ol the 
burden of others' indiscretions. 

Many students are apathetic and numb to the whole situa- 
tion even though some students, or at least the student* par- 
ents, are paying for other students to print unnecessary docu- 
ments or to run air conditioning all day. As someone who 
does not live in an air conditioned dorm, I find it disturbing 
that my tuition finances the cooling of other peoples' rooms 
to a steady and gentle 70 degrees. Some people enjoy dorms 
with central air or rooms with window units, while people 
such as myself, who elected nol to con my doctor in to wni- 
ing the "Little Donny has allergies so severe that if he is not 
allowed an air conditioning unit, he may not be able to read 
and write well or at all" letter, stand atop residential palaces 
like St. Luke's sweating so bad that I have to change under 
wear thrice daily. Similarly, I get perturbed when I have to 
stand in line at a printer in the library behind someone who is 
printing out five copies of a sixty-five page play for free when 
1 need to print a short paper and run to class. The overuse o 
paper and other unpriced or underpneed services at Sewanet 
has many related costs which are nol immediately obvious 
User fees would mitigate this problem and curb this over use 
Students are accustomed to printing for free, and as a result, 
many feel entitled to free printing. This obviously serves is 
major obstacle to implementing user fees in the case of print 
ing bul is likely surmountable. 

The University appears to have tinkered with the idea ol 
using more of a fee system. The University should try harder 
I understand thai there are inherent difficulties in implement 
ing user fees, but some effort should be employed to over 
come these impediments. While the overuse of fees could he 
cumbersome and impede the quality of life here, a few well 
designed policies which make use of the power of these fees 
would benefit just about everyone. 

One of the simplest principles in economics is thai things 
which are free will be overused and exploited. It is time *' 
make use of this understanding in the formation of more I n 
versity policies. 

September 18, 2003 

Ehe ^ctoanee purple 

Page 7 

Forum For Your Thoughts 

p rJCellv Malone 

W' hat was the "porch light" tra- 
dition at Sewanee, and what hap- 
pened to it? As a new faculty mem- 
ber 1 sent out an innocent query on 
the University "Classifieds" list, 
largely in response to my sense that 
the "porch light" is embraced in the 
local culture as a faded ideal, part of 
an Edenic past characterized by par- 
ticularly satisfying and close relation- 
ships between teachers and students. 
Here is what I discovered. 

University archivist Annie Armour 
is square one for anyone who's inter- 
ested m Sewanee lore. She told me 
that "porch light visits evolved from 
the Sewanee tradition of housing stu- 
dents in boarding houses rather than 
dormitories. The ladies who ran the 
boarding houses generally cooked 
and otherwise took care of the 'boys' 
in their houses." By 1924, boarding 
houses gave way to dormitories, but 
the 1924 Student Handbook, perhaps 
still reflecting the town's sense of in 
loco parentis, maintained that resi- 
dents (even non-University people) 
still welcomed students into their 
homes and helped "to make the long 
winter pass pleasantly." By the 50's 
the tradition had evolved into fixed 
visiting hours for professors who sig- 
naled their willingness to entertain 
by leaving their porch lights on. 
"Faculty wives" supplied some of the 
refreshments; the absence of any 
functional drinking age allowed for 

But Katie Lehman of the Music 
Department says that the late Gil 
Gilchrist, Professor of Political Sci- 
ence, offered a somewhat less roman- 
tic account of the porch light tradi- 
tion. When he started teaching in 
the 50's, faculty taught six mornings 
a week (yes! Class on SaturdayO-and then pretty much 
disappeared from view. So "the administration actu- 
ally paid him and couple of other young profs to stay 
in their offices in the afternoons! The porch light tra- 
dition was started as a way to increase what was very 
minimal contact between faculty and students." One 
faculty member suggested to me that students who 
wish for a porch light revival hope that professors "will 
initiate them into the mystery of their passions. like 
opera or woodcarving." This seems sometimes to have 
been the case: Professor of English Tarn Carlson ( <>v> 
told me that he learned to listen to classical music at 
Charles Harrison's house. He added that Andrew 
Lytle's house was open into the late evening virtually 
every night: he "invited his students for dinner and 
drinks, and those students brought other students 
until often 10 or more would linger late into the eve- 
nings." (In contrast to the idea that a faculty wife was 
a necessary prop, he added that Lytle's boundless hos- 
pitality would have been limited had his wife Edna 
been alive ) There seem to have been legendary cur- 
mudgeons, too: Professor Laurence Alvarez (C'59) re- 
counts that Dean Webb, Dean of Men and Professor 
of History, "had an hour glass by his chair which was 
tall enough to be an end table. It was so large you had 
to comment about it, at which time he would turn it 
over and tell you it was a thirty minute timer. The 
implication was sufficiently clear that even we knew 
when to leave." Porch light visits were in large part a 
function of the times: a much smaller student popu- 
lation, all male, with no television or cars, seemed re- 
ceptive to making such visits in a way that modern 
students are not, 

Recent attempted revivals of the porch light tradi- 
tion have not met with success. Professor of 
Anthopology Pat Heck tells how in 1986 a student 
group decided to reinstate the tradition, and a num- 
ber of faculty signed up to receive visits from eager 

Deciding to go to 

seminary might keep 
you awake at night. 

Hospital Problems 

Continued from Page 4 

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Each issue, the Editorial 

Staff will be inviting the 

community to share its own 

experiences involving the 

University's traditions as 

well as its ongoing progress 

as a leading liberal arts 

college. This week, 

Professor Kelly Maloneof 

the English Department 

writes: Leaving the Light 

On: An impromptu history 

of the porch light 

"tradition" at Sewanee. 

students. By the end of the semester, however, the num- 
ber of student visitors had trickled to nothing. In 
fact, one professor told me that NONE of the attempted 
porch light revivals over the past thirty vears he has been 
here has been really successful. Some speculate that 
porch light rcvivals-in fact, the porch light stories them- 
selves-are attempts to create a golden-hued past thai 
never really existed. Not one of the folks who checked 
in with me about porch lights rcills waxed nostalgic 
about them, and many noted other places where the stu- 
dent-professor relationship takes root and sometimes 
flourishes: the orchestra stand, Stirling's, volunteei 
work-and yes, in the classroom and library Nor .ire 
faculty homes verbotcn: my colleagues have students 
over for film screenings, dinner, play readings, paring, 
and even dnnks(with appropriate attention to the shift- 
ing climate of legal culpability) 

Modernity may make the porch light visit Itimatel) 
impractical: in its pure form there needed to be some- 
one at home - a female someone - fixing lemonade and 
cookies. While I can't speak for all modern households, 
I suspect that mine is the rule rather than the excep- 
tion in its (non)division of labor: I'm technically a fa< 
ultv wife-my husband teaches in Classical Languages 
but I also teach in English. And while I am sure my 
three- and one-year-old sons would welcome the com- 
pany (not to mention the cookies) on Sunday evenings, 
we're usually too busy gearing up for the- week to con- 
template any refreshments other that the state of our 
supply of peanut butter and apple juice 

That doesn't mean, though, that professors not 
eager to know students outside of the classroom I ind 
them on the basketball court (or in the stands with their 
kids cheering you on), holding up the salad line at 
McClurg. or waiting in line with you at the SUT The 
line between Academia and "real life" is thin and po- 
rous here at Sewanee, where we are perforce part of each 
other's worlds 

down I he Mountain i<> 

Kimball or Wlnchestei in 
order to receive care could 
make .ill ill. difference in ihe 
world ' Hopefully, BHHwill 
be willing to tak< on extra 
obligations to slay open for 

the con init) and the sw 


Maryellen Feusler, RN. re- 
layed that in the past year 
there have been vers few 
true emergency room visits 
by students 11k serious 
emergencies were trans- 
ported to more capable hos- 
pitals, svhileminoi emergen 
, ies were handled at the Uni- 
versity Health Service 

campus For Sewanee -m 
dents, UHS provides almost 
every kind oi health care 
a\ .ulable from the cai "i 
chrome illnesses (diabetes, 
seizures, ami heari disor- 
ders), to immunizations, to 
lab work and in-officc pro- 

Now you may ask uli.u 
Sewanee is doing 10 prevent 
EHH from dosing tyell.the 

hospital is taking into I On- 

side-ration performing the- 
laboratory work that the 
UHS (University Health Ser- 

usuall) handles Stu- 
dents thai nee. I lib work will 
have to go to EHH instead ol 
ih, 1 us More ideas i" 
■ \sork in .1 collaborative fash 

ion"' arc and « ill b< 

publicly known in the coming 
Peastei states, u mj 
personal feeling is thai the 
communitj members will be 
the ones mosi tffected by the 
closure and foi thai reason 1 
would love to see ii staj 
open." University Health 
Services pro\ ide ■■" m u 
-.our. 1 1 1 hanging 

,oik-ue health care ii" r< for 
ii u students would probablj 
offei as much from the 
potential . losing of EHH. 
LifeFlighl se-me.-s should not 
bi affe< led by the condition 
of Emerald-Hodgson rhej 

serve Vanderbill and a 

hundred an. I nii\ mile radius 
in. rgen< >>■ 
where needed, regardless of 

the hospital. 

1 01 now. Bmei aid 

Hodgson is si-, lite Ml Its lo 

. ation I' 1 ' 1 Btafl Con 
students ami communitj 

members hope it will con- 

1 nine- to generate ideas foi 
better serving Sewanee and 
us surrounding communities 


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colors, patterns, and materials, as well as patterns and sewing 

The second ftooi ol Hammers is deveiied to children's toys 

I here are puzzles, lod.llei playthings, model . ,us, and i.n s r. riu 

niseent of apast generation. Particularly impressivi 1- ihe doll 
collection Parents and children alike will enjoy strolling through 

the tables of toys. 

1 [ammers is really a tun plai e 10 explore. It's open Mondaj 
through Saturtlay from l )-K The store is owned and run 
local family, and they areverj appreciative of all business Ham 
mers is also highly recommended by Sewanee students 

Paying for it 

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Pittsburgh Theological Seminary understands the 
fiscal responsibility of pursuing higher education 
That is why we have continued our ongoing 
commitment to both merit scholarships and need- 
based financial assistance. 



For more information about the academic programs and financial assis- 
tance visit our website at www pts edu or call our toll-free admissions line at 
1-800-451-4194 Or stop by and visit our representative, the Rev Elbe Johns, 
on Monday September 22. in the McClurg Dining Hall from 3:00-5 00 pm. 



Look for famous catalogue names such as Carhartt, L.L. 

Bean. Abercrombie & Fitch. Eddie Bauer. J. Crew, GAR 

Land's End. Woolrich. Limited/Express. Doc Manens. 

Mountain Outfitters Proudly Presents the Carharrt Line at 

Open Mon-Thurs 9-8; Fri 
and Sat 9-8:30: Sun 1 1 -6 
{hours subject to change 


808 W. Mam 

Monteagle. TN 37356 

Located next to Jim Oliver's 

Best Western Smokehouse 

Arts and Living 

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A Unique and 
Memorable Dining 

In Decherd, Tennessee 

lid Goo dman 

_, Staff Writer 

v_uiiii-< lan ten mile* from the 1 niversity of the South, isaquaini 

restaurant named aftei .< local resideni who used to inhabn the earl) i°i \- \,,u enter 

the white frame home's welcoming drawing room from the wide from porch and notice the 

in-, piano ii ii evident thai you are in foi .i treai I sen dining room ii decorated in t 

mannei appropriate foi this tun ol the cenrur) home l hree ol the dining rooms overlook the 

"i and .ui ompanyingi alabooses Calabooses are curious little octagonal buildings once 

h .mil rowd) oi Decherd Frequeni trains rumbling through the town 

ol Decherd s agricultural and manufacturing past i ins rail mad hue and ihe 

rich red iiirioi ihe surrounding farm lands helped to make Decherd one of the country 'stop ten 

potato producing towns during World War Pwo 

Owned and operated b) Karen Hobba, who personal!) pn h succulent meal, Cullie 

ge has been described as "One ol I ranklin Count) s ix-st kepi secrets." The specialties 

Include Ihe fruited lea, strawberry salads, home rolls and mouth watering deserts, all 

made fresh each da) b) Karen Many ol Ihe vegetables Karen saves arc from hei husband, 

Buddy's, garden the home proudly displays the American Hag and istrimmed with white 

wrought iron 

c. ullie( ottage Is open for lunch Tuesdaj through Saturda) 11 00-2 30 and Sunday Brunch 
ii 00*2:00. Fine dining is offered on Saluda) evenings b) reservation only 

Special hours foi Parents Weekend are Pridaj and Saturda) lunch and dinner and Sunda) 
Brunt h Call 93 1 -967-4844 tor reservations and directions Although Culhe Cottage, do 
sell alcoholic beverages ihej will be happy toaccommodate patrons who bring their own 

JCus & VJt 

I i//> Stone 

Staff Write) 

IVetcntly I was home for the weekend and 
nto a discussion with m> father about the 
joys of being m a relationship with someone 
> il enough to spend the rest of mj life 
with After recovering from the feci that I'm 
20 and ahead) feeling pressured to settle 
down, he hit me with. There is no better plat e 
to meet a tulure male lhan college. When else 
in your life are you going to be surrounded by 
intelligent, interesting people ol sour same age 
who are looking tor similar things out ol life?" 

Till thai bomb dropped. I had always felt 
that the so-called "dating'' scene in college. 
and especially here, was JUSI ante of passage 
Relationships ai Sewanee were the equivalent 

of taking organic chemistry for pre-med stu- 
dents — a pain ami something you probably 
wouldn't ever use in the future, but something 
you had to go through so you could make il lo 
the important sWff The worthwhile stuff I d 
believed that getting to know .1 loi oi different 
people in college would lead me to Mister 
"Right-Guy" after colk 

But my discussion With my lather made me 
wonder: Is there no hope lor real relationships 
alter college? Is Mister "Wanna- Walch-A- 
Movie-Guy" going to be the best it ever gets ' 

II we don't get out MRS here, will we end 
up old maids sitting in shad) singles bars on 

Friday nights and going home to our apart- 
ments lull oi cats ' 

In high school I was always the girl with a 
boyfriend, meaning I was married from the 
lime 1 was a sophomore When I finally got to 
Sewanee. it was like going to an all-you-can- 
eat buffet There were so many different op- 
tions — bat guy, shy guy, nature guy, calculus 

partner guv lo a girl who had settled down ai 
the age of 16, il made sense to try a little ol 
thing' Why look tor "forever" when 
"right now " seemed like the perfect time ' V, i 
take one guy seriousl) when I could laugh with 
lots of guys? My mantra became the Came 
Snow quote Why get married and ma) 
man miserable when I can 5ta) single and make 
thousands miserable '" 

Of course, at every break I would go home 
to the bombardment of "Soooooo. do you have 
,i boyfriend yet?" When I would gleefully 
shake my head no. I just got "Aw. honey, well, 
you'll find someone, don't worry." 

That s when it all came together for me— 
girls aren't supposed to go to the all-you 
eat buffel and load up their plates, it's not | a . 
dvlike' Polite girls— who are really happy- 
have settled l"i the duck and don't try the quail, 
the chicken, or the veal parmigiana. Good girls 
look for boyfriends who can someday grow up 
to be husbands and good providers. Goo, I 
don't drool over Porsches, because the Subur- 
bans will be much more practical for the kids 
and the strollers. Good Sewanee girls are sup- 
posed 10 wear flip-flops and never stilettos 
lust as I was about to trade in all my tube top. 
for sweatei sets, though. I had another n 
lion I wouldn't want to end up with son 
who only ever looked for Ms. "Forever." In 
fact, I can't imagine anything sadder en 
boring than being with someone who takes lif, 
that seriously m college and is that focused on 
becoming a man with a mortg 

If true love knocks on your dorm door, then 
by all means go for it But how will you know 
you're getting exactly what you want « i 
shopping around first? So I say girls, load up 
your plates — try a little of everything so you'll 
know what you crave 

Summer & Movies 

Rosily n Ray born 

-. Skill Unto 

Its a new year and I upfbr a dale is classic! And the 

want to welcome every- 
body back to the mountain 
where the nights are long. 
the caves are wet and if 
you haven't heurd yet. we 
gel our parly on' 
Anyhow. I spent my sum- 
mer, in true Sewanee lash 
ion, raiding movie theaters 
until my pockctbook had a 
serious dent in it to get the 

seoop on the summer's top 
movies. Unfortunately, s,ud 
poiketbook wasn't full when 
Mid raid began, so said rv\ lew 
is not too extensive, hut it's 
pretty varied. 

Moving on, the first 
movie on the rosier is Pi- 

rati t of the Caribbean star- 
ring Johnny Depp and Or- 
lando Blume This is a 
Disne) pirate movie hut do 
in ii get il lu isiecl. ihe movie 
w as packed with humor and 
a, Hon thai anyone could en- 

JO) \ndaaJly. I hadn't seen 
a preview at all, I was going 
for more obvious reasons 
hut I left swooning — not 
iusi because Johnny look* 
good with dreads (he defi- 
nitely shivered me limbers i 
and was doing a lot of 
"booty " talk, hut also because 
the special effects and the plot 
made me stunk in me seal! 
This movie is s definite musi- 
for males and maidens 
alike Look '"it fori! neM se- 
mester in the SUT 

Bud Hew ll starring War- 
tin I awrence and Will Smith 
had a lot to live up to, consid- 
ering Bad ft* '\ * was a huge 
success and 1 think dial this 
movie met that challenge. The 
comedy is lie-li and Ihe ac- 
tion is Fast and the Furious- 
eaque, The car chase scenes 
arc awesome! And again, the 
plot rings very true-to-lik I 
don*! •''•'iii '" give die movie 

ay, but the scene where 
Martin's daughter has a guy 
come to die house to pick her 

soundtrack for the movie is E 
Diddyliscious! It features Jus- 
tin Timheriake. Beyonce, Jay- 
Z. Nelly, and many others. In 
the words of Snoop Dogg 
(who is also on the 
soundtrack), this movie is the 

Taking a slight turn from 
comedy, I went to check out a 
movie that everyone has been 
w aitingem for years, Freda) 1 1 

Jason I'm telling you right 

now, I am not the best judge of 

scary movies because I spend 

I the ume with my jacket 

\* h 


over my eyes, but judging from 
the 2"( that 1 did see, it was a 
good movie. I heard on die ra- 
dio that this movie had been in 
the making for some tune. 
There was a r Teddy is fason 
that w as shown to a test audi- 
ence and it didn't go over too 
well, so the powers that be 
went back and created t he- 
version that's out now. and 
it was pretty good. The 
movie followed a believ- 
able storyline, which, if you 
follow these films at all, 
would seem impossible 
My only grievance w uh the 
movie is that the kids Rg- 
ure out with too little evi- 
dence what ii i going on. It's 
like the second scene in the 
movie and all of a sudden 

this guy figures it all out! 
You have your typical hor- 
ror movie cast, from the 
feisty black girl, played by 
my girl. Destiny's Child s 
Kelly Rowland, to the busty 
"dream child" who saves 
the l\.\\ at the end One cool 
addition is this kid who 
looks like the spitting im- 
age of Jay. of the duo Jay 
& Silent Bob, who adds an 
element of comedy to go 
along with Freddy's catchy 

I he final movie thai I 
checked out for you guys is 
SWA J Now, out ol all 
ol the movies, this was 
my favorite. Veteran ac- 
tor, Samuel L Jackson 
stars alongside Colin 
Parrel, LL Cool J, and 
Michelle Rodriguez in 
what I consider the 
summer's hottest (pun 
intended) flick! The ac- 
tion is great and the plot 
is not too over the top 
with stunts I actually 
did a little research and 
found out that Samuel 
and the rest of the cast 
spent lime shadowing a 
real S.W A T team to 
get a feel ol what being 
S WAT was all about. 
You get the triple threat 
action, comedy, and au- 
thenticity all in one 
movie — and some really 
big guns. You even get 
come back with ( at< h) 
phrases from the movie like 
"You're either S.W A I 01 
you're not " I F "i I 
S.W AT =Silling With A 
Tool) See, that phrase is 
more relevant than you 
thought, huh? 

So, that's my rundown 
of the summer's thrillers 
All of the flicks are a must 
sees, so girls when that cute 

nice guy inv ues you 
over to "watch a movie il 
it's one of these, it'll be 
worth the watch! 

September 18. 2003 

(The ftetoaiue purple 

Page 9 


Grinding Nemo 

■' .1 C 1 

1 think I now understand the reason Sewanee won't 
let students have fishl Lei's face it — most likely, we'd 
believe an old fish tale about the little fish who went 
through the toilet — safelv making Ii to thi 

If you aren't thinking something smells fishy lei me 
poui some fresh water upon your thoughts. The fish bubble 
must be bursi and someone has to ISJ that Dizney/Ptxar 
is the king fish who could care less about the countless 
hnle Nemo's crushed by kids/students treeing them down 
ihe drain. 

In June of this year, a sewage equipment manufacturer 
^sued B press realease warning 'dram pipes do lead to the 
m can-eventually- but first the fluid goes through power- 
tul machines thai Shred solids into tiny particles." 

Iii other words. Nemo would probably be killed by the 
Murine disinfection The JWC Environmental Company 
Onto add In truth, no one would evei find Nemo 
mil the movie would be called 'Grinding Nemo 

Even though Nemo just ended it's play at the SUT. use 
your new fish food, and help save a life- or al leasl the 
plumbing in your Dorm! 

Book Review 

C.S. Lewis 
Andrea Scarkitelli 

Staff Writer 

Mere Christianity 

- Lewis has experienced both 
sides of it, the believing and Ihe 
non-believing, and is therefore 
in a much more diplomatic po- 

dless of one's spiritual 
background, Merc Christianity 
contains advice from which av- 
eryonccan benefit Pons] 
importantly, diis sort of moral 
advice is actually applicable to 
daily life. Whereas some reli- 
gious writings lend to be dated 

or i emote, this hook talks to the 
average citi/en, the one who 
DO not usually the type of per- wants to do right but doesn't e\ 
ton who writes in my actly know where to begin For 
books. I never write notes in the example, a lot of people have 
inn "ins. or underline passages, difficulties and questions with 
or dog-ear particular pages. But Ihe whole "love tin enemy" con- 
iltei the first chapter of Merc cepl. Lewis explains. "Docs lov- 
I In istianity, I had pencil in hand bg your enemy mean not pun- 
am! a new appreciation lor ishing him? No, lot loving my- 
highlightcrs. This "guidebook" self docs not mean that I might 

lo Christian it) is packed with not to subject myself top ih- 

relevant information, witty re- menl. (...J Even while we... pun- 
marks, and coherent examples of ish we musi try to feel about thc 
1 linstian values. Bui wail! enemy as we led aboui OUT- 
This Ihm)K is not. I repeat NOT. selves - to w ish thai he were not 
JUSI for established believers. Far bad, to hope that he may. in ihis 
from it. I lie Iii si pan Ofthe hook world or another, be cured: in 
is entirely dedicated to proving, fact, to wish his good. Thai is 
not just preaching, Ihe existence what is meant in the Bible by 
of a higher power. C.S. Lewis loving him: wishing his good. 
himself was an atheist for most not feeling fond ol him nor say- was only after years ing he is nice when he is not." 
il -sc. iii lung (and many Whether or not you are a (In is 
talks with Ins friend and Chris- lian. Mere Chiistianity will un- 
lian mentor. J.R.R. Tolkien). thai doubtedly change the way you 

came to believe what he live your hi. 
puts dt >wn in tlus book. This pro- 
iivcs hoth Ihe author and Bottom Line: 4 si. us 
Ibereadet an unusual advai 



m salon 2$* tanning services 
for men fy women 

New location! 91 University Ave m Sewanee 

(across from the post office) 

Phone 598-0025 

Shelley Underwood/s(y//sr 
Heather Riddle/sry//sf 
Kendra Haynes/sry/Vsf 
Sandy Rollins/ nail technician 

Moke plans to iom us 
tor ot* (jaod 

on Sept £*'/ 

1 he moon makt 

tils tonight ihi moon it not iii is filled with lhai burning leal m 11 md i 

wu n 

ideniablt joy th n 
lied with qui itiona ind il A i toi 

ok v. uti a cracklu 
The wini i hind if it ■ << mi 

■ lationships forged In the wake ol youi • ol up i m 

I ill i th Ommon man >ll mi 

hii . i uses I his « ill b 

ii u i m mote pl i) • \ 1 1 - 1 now thai i m tv pa this > th < utely 

Saturday nights Vnd now that I'm twen igaln' 

Living it 

" Let's Talk About Fall 



his ii >i y< H has bt 

iiihn Duhn Duuuuuhn- 
I put forth 
i ing undi 
wrpetually wondi - 
Today oi somi otht i 
tdultatthi i 

i numb, i ol variables 
prawn-up syntax* 
Ifou are an adult when 
iduli when ] 

iduh when voi 

got your own 

lu III 

i re. iii\ warn lob 

"September seems to be a 

sort of marking place, like 

opening an old book with a 

crackling spine and finding 

pressed between the pages 

an old leaf now just dirt." 

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ihi 1 1 iii' - mi to h Ii vi iii. H i ii waki uj 

r*a/(y gasps" indha dog husband babj (ob i se and towels (in pini if you please) uidwhethc 

feel it oi noi know fully thai I am an adult because t S \ roda; 

But it cm i p. in it7 Will there i omt a lime when 1 no longer mark a i ndofthi iummer?1 hen 

i" thing] you i ha od.l do >uUi 

>eliev< youi mbt tdi ill di without being n tcantx idealistic withi 

With every fall that comes m lional to happen I omi dramaiii 

vonderful way and up until (hi d moment I would 

Bui , erj fail thing has happem - bad ih H h is kicked me and mj little lifi in a diret nun i n 

naybe finding i at » low ol my Ii with shifted priorities, I expei > not! d will 

i voice so loud only i can heai it In rti and insignifit ani dr 

An aduli do hild but old full i in f going lot ing | oui lut I 

o mocking il and than half-smilinj iin withjustalinli bit more nostalgia than your former self cou ngoi 

he brink ofadulthood is coming to i and hands in po kethi tding out into iht rtewfal 

lighi pi ' "ii toward aid mut h Ii ss t omplu ai 

JUJM Jt\ W., WV... J'm Cc 


Kathnn Larson 



ulhenng Heights is meant to be on the il high 

atop some vineyard chit selling in So ( il lln-. pasl Sunday 

\i i \ decided to rework Bronte i romance in a present day MTV- 
musical, and |iisl so \ou gel Ihe picture, thev BCtuall) Stall d On 
their website, 'this tin I yOUl I nglish te.ii.licT \ version * 

So, MTV did what they do best, the) turned the propag tnda 
way up iii hopes you would be too tired to even think about 

ing the channel, and then he- lulled into thai gi 

While munching on sour potato chips you pondei hut quickie 

dismiss questions like 'V\ hj do I care whal Nil I fiam i 

ate todav you know, i could be feeding mj mind on something 
resourceful But lei's ail he honest, we watch M f\ because ii is 
mindnumbing, and Wuthering Heights, tl i ofno 

real exception to thai rule. 

Let me begin b\ setting out the plot ,.l ihe illustrious Ml\ 
Story ( In second thought, read the hook -n , fai bettei M 
ever. I will say thai n revolves around a woman who has two men 
after her, one rich, one poor, and a ghosi thai will forevei hauni 
the moors — (tops. I mean the vineyard cliffssetting in So-I al 

in efforts to bring Bronte's thoughts back from the no td 
widescreen movie format MTV rendered. I will attempt to set m> 

pen on page, dear reader, and reileralc v. hen Ihe lilm Rrsl leaped 

off the cliffs 

But first, I feel it onl to allow sou. dear reader, a 

glimpse at the actors and ai tresses portrayal ol the movie When 
asked in an MTV VT dunng the films intermission if tl 
had read the ( lift Motes or the actual hunt the oldei broil 
Malcom and the Middle who played the affluent love interest, 

Edward, bequeathed, I think I read the book m junior high, but I 

haven't read it since ' rhentheleadii voman,Caie,(note 

C.iihs in the hook id it. I just wanted 

to do It.' Mmm. is all I can reply 10 thai an<l so should 

you. a.s that exemplifies the acting in b loftj and to-eloquently 
thematic sentence. Interestin the cast addressed the 

ardurous/\trcriuous/squeaky musical ballads . the leading ni.ik 

punk rocket orphan-dude, Heath < ficathcint i noted. We all could 
smg, but we had a loi ol practice Vnd MTV lurelj did force 

them to practice — hinng the writer ol Meatloaf's Bat out ol Hell 


i herefore, gentle n adi r, I mu n beg ol you a qui ition ii you 

your singing, wouldn't you at least practi i 

up mi Bronte scharacl 

Well, what am I saying this IS MTV Lei vt on thi plol 

rrom i think thi ■• si tually mighi be following the plol ii 

thai Kelly < Minium . oldei listet ' to this is looking a little 

[TV's risque* teen sex show I ndrei ed B this point 

one k h you I now hopi fot thi Ii pet more 

profound quandaries that thi lory i upposed to touch upon 

Although, I'd iii o.MTV did itumbli indthi n 

find hop in iomi literarj devices particularly a thing called 

Hov symbols were Ihe lashing ■>! 

ii insi H Mi . Heath used his guitar to 

write in i love Mm i ■ md I dv ard playi d hi 
fot i Hi on the cello 
Nothing v.. i particularly haunting in tins film, il was ju 
Our 1 pisode featuring twi 

t nfortunatlj M i V did no) i alt h on thai thi lisa roirtan 

ii- pi' i e and tin I ih.ii SVC* ifil ill\ 

\i I \ ended thi movlt durit a the novel 

i ithy's death, after she has had Edward's babj [nihebool ifl 

othi i story mn I md 

tld forevei haunl So I tl (oi the moot 

ne this dis 
hi one ol di icen linl; 

p their rendition of Jane] yre I'm ture the music will 

I , 

derland u lane find ilovj with hei ri< h oldei p 

little girl she babysits foi (but I think I might be 

\l I '• \ thunder so I best not | 

hi. watt ii the movie if you have nothing bell ni tome 

gratuitou vith scantily clad young vixens and hoi 

young dudes, bui don I ■ iti I) 11 you have .i I. ii on Wuthering 

1 her might grade you r> 

you arc confused enougl 


tE^je ftetoanee $urpU 

September 18, 2003 


Kathryn I arson 

/ ,, , utivt I diloi 


in police "proti 1 1 md a rvi 

can the) proO 1 1 you from a $301 parking 

cickei I IK maj bi noi bui the Purple 

can! Welcomi ro thi unoffii ial guidi to 

up to speed "n avoiding tl 

v. hni. j in id thi i 'omain aJt a 

thi dangi i zone 

Fax ajid Away (from Campus): The 
Monteagle Police Problem 

I., •!'., in gin bj addn ssing 'I" poini that 
the Sewanee Police Department is reallj 
lu f ( to i""" ' ' you espei iall) from the 
M.j|( fi( i m Monti igli Polii i < hi< I 
Parroti hinted inoui n 1 1 ni ina rvii « thai 
i .11, iimi: studi in-, foi speeding <>n the 
Mi, in. aglt I lighwaj was at .i record high 
Mi, , omi investigation, Monteaglt Po 
lio ( in, i i ■ i Pariu knowledged that 
this past weel alone, two cars wen 
stopped foi !<• kless driving in the J5 mile 

i I hi ir speeds 67 and 7$ ( hiys, rt 

ally, unless you arc having 1 baby, thi n is 
non ason to peed pasi 'l" Blui ( hurch, 
Dollar < rem ral, <>< even Pizza Hut 

An SOS: Safe in Our Sewanee? 

Bui bai I. on oui land, fat awaj trom tht hustle and bustle 
of city life, let it be known from henceforth thai weSewam t 
students nevei ever speed Howevei as it is parents weel 
1 nd I feel obliged to digress upon how we are tar m 

1, 1 in, 1 1 In fai t.wecoi trati efforts completer) on 

bow tii •• t hivalryand Vera Bradley bags never I VER con- 
sidering a good 'oh race down 1 Avenut I lowever, when 
it comes to attaining thi good life,' the motto should be, 'a 

a I parking spot is next to < rodliness And, if that pard 

poi maybi m the grass, in a handicapped place, or up 

111 .in,, Mind in-, from ai rOSS thi 1 ampus arc making ( r 

tors faster than the) losi thi ii bi < 1 ai a frat | 

2,406 violations were counted lasi year alone and 
Parrot) insists, 'it's noi oui job to judge, it's to writ* the 

tn k< 1 In in her words, the Sewanee l'oluc docs not have 

.1 quota system, the) simpl) an trying i" protect the world 

<>i, li 1 .111,1 ih, j ,li, 11 b) 1 h< I king one parking spot at a 


Mornings With Officer Marie 

1 ,11 this article, I wanted to cxperienci firsthand whai ii 
feels hki to issue the ticket I wanted to know if an evil 
contempt was burning in tht officer's heart to ticket cei 

lam individuals With nn pen and pad m hand, 1 awaited 

m\ drive around 'thi d 11 

However, when Dltii ci \1aru i.imi to pie k me up on 

Hi. n bright sunn) 8 v\i last Biesday morning, 1 realized 
id) in. ix sin had on cars was tht color code violations 

In fai 1 Wl began .1 si an Ii around \1> l radv, finding three 
Can with tht wrong tag Only later did I learn that still 

over 5 1 11- are not registered on this campus. B\ 9 
si vi 11 tickets were issued, must I \ all wen cold code, one 
inappropriately parked in a handicap place. 

Hark! Have the Angels Forsaken Me? I can't seem 
to find a Spot! 

fear, here are some places Offu 1 1 Mam and Chief 
Parrot recommend In i, 1 1. ill Street, and Courts Parking- 

as lung .is oil tht stn 1 1 

W Ih 1, 11, m 1 I \ I K 10 or ih, mr< I >>| I'.irking III k 

ets will moI. in vour car with a ticket of Doom! 

Stirling's Unless it's iust to purchase a 'Sewanee Purple' 
01 .mother licvcragc ot choici Several violators an knov 


And just so you know how Nice the 
Police here An 

Raiding Spaces: A Typical Day 

8 AM: Patrol Down University Av- 

check yellow curlis. visitor spots, 
green stickers 

g AM: Pass U. Avenue again 

10 AM: Sum \ the is minute /ones, 
the library, and I rl 

After 12: It's errand time for stu- 
dents, and the polici arc in hot pur- 
suit of Violators parking in the visi- 
one around the Bookstore and 
Q. They also make more of the same 
rounds discussed in the earlier part 
of the day. 

So, now that you have your safety belt, 
you are free to put the cruise control 
on. turn the radio loud, let the win- 
dows down, and drive into the dan- 
ger zor 


actually leave their t,, r 
hi tl dining i- lass 

Behind McClurg — I 
come on, the Aramark 
people have to park some- 

Behind Fowler— Thi 

big violation, particularly 

after school or practice 

Book Store — If you plan on 
going to McClurg to get a 
cookie after, it's gonna be a 
pricey one. The polii 1 
watch patiently. waiting tor 
your cookies to crun 
Be Careful! 

Ten Things Every Stu- 
dent (and Parent) 
Should Know 

1). Dean Pearigen on Col 
lee ting Keys: 

"I plan to discontinue the practice of collecting (or trying 
to collect!) car keys lor students who have four or mo 
tickets. The new, increased fine structure makes this verv 
time-consuming and problematic process of collecting, 
holding, and releasing car keys no longer as relevant as m 
the past. Also, we're increasingly concerned about compli 
ance as students are (according to our sources) tending to 
use their second set of keys for driving their car. fWh, 
discover this practice, additional sanctions arc imposed ) 
And, the policy is breeding discontent among our students 
and an increased sense that we're too paternalistic." 

Dean Pearigen hopes this will be favorably received by sru- 

2) Just like you have to have your name on your dorm, you 
have to have your tag on the car: Get your car registered 

}).If you get a ticket (and it's unjust) you have 48 hour 
appeal the ticket 

4). There REALLY is no quota system 

5). All the roads belong to the state — not the Univcrsm 

•ii When you do decide to register, and not pay fines that 

can go into the hundreds... 

1 > pick up a handy green map telling where parking 


2). Guys, I know you have to bend down, but for crying our 

loud put the sticker on the car! 

-I If you hurt yourself, don't just park in the handicap 
place. You should go to Chief Parrott and request a 'Tern 
porary tag'. 

8). What weather gotta do with Tickets? Everythm:: 
morc student get tickets in bad weather as they don't want 
to walk as much. Officer Mm, says it 5 bad for everyoni 
involved, because she has to get out of the car and serve 
the ticket, so, 'everyone gets wet.' Chief Parrot eloqucnth 
attests, rainy days are )ust like sunshiny days from the 
point of color violations.' 

<■)) Ok, if you live off central campus: parking hours are at 
ter 5:00 pm until 8am. Gosh, you must have been living in 
a bubble not to know that. Sheesh' 

to) As of Monday, September 8th, 175 tickets had been 
issued — don't let it happen to you' 


YOU have to pay in tinier 7 think ft 3 ridiculous 

not to be fined Whycanl that people want to 

a (parking) drivi h viking 

first servi is so close 

Joe St. John Shawn Means 

Parking isn V bad. . . I 
got ticketed though b/c I 
parked my car 'in the 
road' at Humphreys 
Dexter Jackson 

etoanee purple 



Vol. CLXXXII No. 2 

Have you Driven Down 
to Cowan. . . 


Feature Spread: 
Page 11 

What's Inside 

Happy Homecoming! 
Fall Party Weekend Forecast 




LOW: 54 

So. how many weeks does it take 

to get to the inside of Counseling 


One, Two, 


The Order of 

Voting Process 

Nevus Editor 


In Easter semester 2003, 
the Order of the Gownsmen 
(OG) voted on a proposal, re- 
ferred to as the 14 Points, that 
outlined the privileges of the 
Order. This was in response 
to administrative pressure to' 
make official OG traditions. 
Sarah Shippey, the current presi- 
dent of the OG. said "it was ex- 
pected that all of the 14 Points 
would sail through the Order," as 
the vote really was meant to write 
down existing traditions. Unex- 
pectedly, the tradition of "proctors 
[being] inducted into the Order, re- 
gardless of the OG's GPA standard" sparked enormous de- 
bate, and ultimately, that point failed to pass the Order. 

Most members of the Order believed that vote to be the 
end of that issue, but Shippey reports that a vote of "nay" 
could not so easily end the proctor issue. Essentially, the 
OG's vote against the tradition of gowning proctors did noth- 
ing except demonstrate members' dissatisfaction with the tra- 
dition. An affirmative vote is needed in order to instigate a 
policy change. "Furthermore," Shippey states, "only resolu- 
tions that have passed the Order [that is, resolutions that have 
received a majority vote] go on to the faculty (committee] for 
approval." Since this issue did not pass, the faculty refused 
to consider it. 

As a result of these complicating factors, the proctor issue 
remained unfinished business leftover from last term, 
and the OG had to vote on a new resolution on the same 
subject. This time the resolution was worded so the 
Order could vote for an actual change "The Order of 
Gownsmen recommends to the Faculty that they revoke 
the time-honored tradition of University Proctors re- 

Con tin ued Page 4 

Not the Best Deal 
for the Faculty 

Sewanee Professors Underpaid In Comparrison to Other Colleges 




Ln a routine faculty meeting on Wednesday, October 1 . an 
overwhelming majority of professors articulated concerns about 
the marginal increase in faculty salines by only a 3% raise Foi 
the 2002-2003 school year Incumin the lowest pay increase in 
Sewanee's recent history, professor- engaged in a heated discus- 
sion about the administration's failure to support and maintain 
comparable salaries 

"1 agree faculty and staff salaries ire lower than they aught to 
he and we need to be successful in ra sing them. The administra- 
tion recognizes the faculty's concerns and we are making u a 
high priority to work in the no ■ i Btf tl months to set the budget 
for next year, as well as long term % >als for planning the budget 
in future," said Vice Chancellor Joe Cunningham Absent from 
the meeting last Wednesday, the \ ce Chancellor was in New 
York, along with the Provost Linda Lankewicz and the Treasurer 
Jerry Forster, for the Annual Investment Management Rev iew ol 
Sewanee's finances. 

During the faculty and staff meeting, professors rceognized 
their salaries ranking lower than other prominent schools Sewanee 
prides itself in competing w ith as top liberal arts institutions. The 
faculty proposed solutions to work with the administration and 
hopefully increase staff and faculty salaries They voted mi five 
professors to meet with the Board of Regents. Drs.Cary Phillips. 
Eric Naylor. Scon Wilson, Barclay Ward and Fred C room, to dis- 
cuss the matters at hand. The newly elected committee ol profes- 
sors endorses budget reforms and they intend to urge the admin 
istration to allocate sufficient funds for all faculty am) stall salfl 

On Sunday, October 5, and Monday. October 6, the five newly 
elected faculty members met with the Board of Regents, specifi- 
cally those involved in the College Comminee and the Financial 
Committee. The professors made presentations at the meetings 
with the Regents that offered strategies for immediate and long 
term plans that allow Sewanee to keep up with the trend in in- 
creasing salaries of other competitive schools. The informative- 
presentations emphasized the need for a securing a budget plan 
that gives greater emphasis to (acuity salaries for the 2004-2005 
school year. 

"I thought it was a constructive and helpful meeting with the 

Leading the way towards hlgner education, 
ho w much money will It ta ke? 

Regents I believe that we will he able to work with the admin- 
istration to close the gap between Sewanee s facult) ami stall 
salaries and those ol similar institutions 'bat <-ri|.>\ higher sala- 
ries and benefits " said l)r SloU Wilson, a prOfeSSOl in the Po 
litil il Science Department 

in an increasingly competitive markel foi quality fat ulty i h 
Wilson rccogni/es the competition "i sustaining and attracting 
niperioi educators to maintain Sewanee's academic reputation 

"We tear it the situation with the budget does nol imprOVC 
that lacully will leave and we will have a bard time attrai ting 
professors [because they will go to higher paying jobs at other 
institutions]," said Ur Wilson "The low pay increase affects out 
morale and the way we would like to think ol ourselves as a top 

liberal arts si hOOl, be added 

i be discrepancies between Sewanee t faculty salaries ami 
those ot other schools, is statistically lower, despite the recent 
American Association ot i Diversity Professors report. Quit< 

Good News b>r Now." which found that nationally faculty 
salaries rose higher last \ than the'. ba\e .nue 1990 I ling 

these statistics each year, the I inancial and fiscal Subcommit- 
tee ai Sewanee analyzes the total salary and benefits ol the Um- 
laculty in dtO 
Sewanee ["hesc summaries assist the evaluation pro es ol thi 

Continued Page 5 

Severing A Sewanee Lifeline 

Putting the Health Service Rumors to Rest I 

Kathryn Larson 

Executive Editor 

1 he fate of the University Health Services has been "fester- 
ing for some time," according to Treasurer Jerry Forster This 
month, students have caught widespread rumors about the fu- 
ture of this essential facility. With no Kleenex in sight to wipe 
the issue, Tfie Purple decided to investigate. 

First, it is important to address that, while no agreements have 
been made, the University is. in "good faith.'" discussing the 
merger of Health Services with LifePoint Emerald-Hodgson 

One may question why the University is heading in this di- 
rection. Without writing a dissertanon on the topic, the best guess 
would be that we can not compete with our second closest hos- 
pital in Winchester. Also owned by LifePoint, this facility just 
received a S9 million face lift. The question then arises w nether 
LifePoint is spending its money in Winchester and. consequently, 
if it will close Sewanee's Emerald-Hodgson, a less used hospital 
in a relatively underpopulated area 

Last summer, Emerald-Hodgson truly felt this impact, but re- 
mained open. The hospital did this with the hope that the Uni- 
versity would soon merge Health Services into the Hospital, 

thereby raising revenue for LifePoint. 

The University understands that these new measures ate es 
scntial to ensure a sound future for Emerald Hodgson Says 
Forster, "No one likes change, but it has to happen. [Ideally.) we 
could get the ER and Health Service in the same building out of 
the deal." 

If Health Services were to operate under the proposed merger, 
it would allow for "better services to the students ." Mike Sharrod, 
Administrator of Emerald-Hodgson, explains. It you are sick 
and goto the ER at 6 AM. w« r"OU| and then at V. when 

Health Services opens, we can send you there. We would be more 
accessible and have your charts " Forster says a new health ser- 
vice would also be "more aesthetically pleasing" as it would be 
moved inside Emerald Hodgson 

The staff members at Health Services, however, feel the 
better reasons to stay in their own building and be left alone 
first, they argue, students enjoy the atmosphere ol Health Sc-r- 

Will Students still have free services, 

good practitioners, and the University 

Health Service Building? 

vices I ast year alone, there were over 3,330 visits Kim Bradford 
is. this is the campus more than three times around " Di- 
rector Anne Sit/. DNSc FNP. questions the University's actions 
"All this tune we've been |ustifying our existence, the. 

Continued Page 5 

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GCTje fretaiantt purple 

October 11, 2003 


"It is through the blotter that 
We all become who we are/ 1 


Am. News Editor 

\\ \ 

plsCC io turn the 
Scwan Hie week. 

October 4 and 5 was one nil b 
time, as the mot 

highest courage to the test 
wild evening 00 

.led in 

deal i 

a weai 

in bis qoesi foi ju tict I heseare 

.11 , i ad to tell I 
police Mem i i"i thi i 

ted ft b 

i smp*ug dortnitoi j room 

nearby student. Police responded 
qui) klj i" thi i 'ii onlj moi 
after an unidentified man had fled 

i in iccne, accorii. 

repon found a bat 

tercd ■ ith torn i 

udi ni i>i iii. 

nned she bad 
too much to drink and bad 
down. Police w. i l dm 

in i in reporti ol the man i i 
ilu ii me. Around that unit. 

i .line in liiiili Othei "Hi" l p 

house, where a man fitting tl 

d description had been 

the man come outside for 

to do 1 1" 

the building, onl) to find thai 

ui without!. . 

the woman 
dorm had b QtJUSl 

like b ni, mi 

get botii angr) suspt I 

here they were 


In top off the niglit 
Mintcr. polici 
i in i" in 
young woman passed out in u 
student's room. Tbi 
did doi know who the 

1 i d her who 

.|'-..i bj 

telling them thai 


the ii 

I Uiol 

jlll'll, I I, 

Mm id thai they 

were, in fact, in Benedict. The 
as re- 

illowcd !(' I 

i arlier in the v 
made another mi 

ogle ol 


side the building Workers a! 
the loundr) became suspicious 

irrived .ii v 
find thai thi it ladbeen 

uk: ting then 

fcrrcd ti 'I nice- look - 

ing pi. mi ' The area became 
subject to thorough deforests- 


h the week 

were in Sewancc crime havt 

been e> od my work 

in Kiinplcte 

itch Chief Parrot- 

short course on car mair^e- 

bc there with bells on. Until 

ile and stay off thi 

:iui always cc- 

mcrabei -ughthebhV 

tei thai . 'ii become who w 

Remembering a 
Sewanee Alumnus 

In a campus wide e-mail. Dean of Students. Robert Pearigen infromed the Sewanee 

community of the unitmely death of a recent graduate: 

John Thomas K.zer, C'03, died on September 29, 2003. John had been living in Atlanta. 
Georgia, since his graduation in the spring He had plans to move to Wash.ngton, DC . 
n here he was employment opportunities in the field of environmental conservation 

John finished his secondary education at St. Paul's Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. He 
majored in Economics and minorcd in Environmental Studies at Sewanee. He was a member 
Of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity and an active participant in conservation initiatives in the 
community. John was an avid outdoorsman who loved the Domain and enjoyed caving, hik- 
ing, biking, and any activity that took him into our natural surroundings. He was known for 
his selflessness, compassion, and the many deep friendships he enjoyed in Sewanee. 

John is survived by his parents. Shelly and Jack Kizer, and two brothers, Michael and 
Greg. The family would be glad to receive mail at their home address. Mail may be sent to: 
Mr. and Mrs. Jack T. Kizer. 60 Saddleview Run. Atlanta. Georgia 30350 Funeral services 
were held Saturday. October 4, at 10:30 a.m. at Sandy Springs Chapel in Atlanta, Georgia, 

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Univer- 
sity of the South in John's name. The family has expressed an interest in these funds being 
used for the Shakerag Hollow Conservation Initiative. 

Thank you for remembering John and his family in your thoughts and prayers. 

Cranes for Peace 

Margaret Hughes 

News Editor 

In the next few days, be on 
the lookout for origami cranes 
flying through duPont Library's 
lobby Annie Armour spon- 
sored the cranes, which are 
symbols of peace. Armour in- 
\ ited the entire campus to join 
in the crane-making during the 
fourth week of September, 
which contains International 
Day of Peace. On September 
7, 2001 , the General Assembly 
of the United Nations passed a 
resolution to make September 
21 the International Day of 

Peace, encouraging cease-fires 
worldwide on this day. 

About fifteen years ago, 
community member Barbara 
Newcomb started the tradition 
on the Mountain, trying to get 
1 000 people to make one crane 
apiece. The story of the cranes 
goes back to a Japanese woman 
named Sadako, who developed 
cancer after the bomb fell on 
Hiroshima. In Japan, the num- 
ber 1000 is believed to have 
several magical properties, one 
of which is healing. Sadako 

tried to fold 1000 cranes as a 
way of getting better, but she 
died before she completed the 
task. Other people heard her 
story, though, and made and 
mailed cranes to Sadako's fam- 

The Sewanee cranes are 
meant to continue this tradition. 
Ms. Armour says she did not 
want to send an overtly politi- 
cal message with this project, 
but she believes they can be a 
reminder of universal friend- 
ship and respect.. 

Same Beloved Place, But Much 

Eric Wilson 

Has Changed 


50 Years Later, the Class of '53 Returns to the Mountain 

Staff Writer 


e like to think that things don't change much here at Sewancc. 
but lor the college class of 1953, Sewancc is a much dillervnt place 

these days For this year's homecoming man) men of the class ol S3 
will be returning to the Mountain from across the country, ui honor of 
ilnir fiftieth year ol graduation. But what was the Mountain like fifty 
years ago ' \n afternoon in the University Archives and a disc USSii in 
with alumnus Kenneth Kerr shed some light on the question 

a nis die biggest change at 
i bathe last fiftj years has 
been the enrollment ol fern 
the i niversity, but that doesn't 
mean thai the class of '53 didn't 
receh e its fair share often lale a m> 
panionship i he highlights ofso- 
cial life ,ii Sim, iinc in the 1950s 
were the frequent Dance Week- 
ends, precursors to today's Party 
Weekends, organized by thi < hi 
Him ( lub rhcGerman Club took 
its name from a popular dance dur- 
ing the 1 SS(K and had been alive 
,iiul well .it Vwanee for many de- 
cades pnor to 1953. Young ladies 
came faun all around tor the Dance 
Weekends and were often set up 
on blind dates with the Sewanee 

Mr Ken, uY Class Represen- 

lativefortheClassol '53, recalls a 

fond memory of beloved English 

oi Abbott Cotton Martin, 

namesake fbj \bbo's Uley, who 

was always known to giu Ii 
Thursday before a Dance Week- 
end When the students returned 
to class on Saturday (they had 
some classes on a Tuesday. Thurs- 
day, Saturday schedule), along 
with then dates lor the weekend. 
Professor Martin passed back the 
tests .uid explained to each student 

what he had done incorrectly. His 
critiques were especially sharp 
whenhisstudentshadvisitors Mi 
Ken remembers b case when toe 

a said "i i student's test, 
"an F is not ,i low enough grade. 

■' i.i O,' and sure enough 

he had written a G in the grade 

The schedule of a student at 
Sewanee during 1953 was much 
less flexible than u would be to- 
daj ( lasses from nine to noon, 
chapel el 12 I2;45,and 
dinner at (> i H i 

Since there were vers lew 

tonus i it' entertainment available at 
Sewanee in 1953, the movie thc- 
iiei ,i very popular location 
In fact, it was such a staple of 
a show after a fire destroyed mast 
of die Thompson Union. Mr. Kerr, 
who worked in die Theater as part 
ofhis student work job recalls, "We 
ible to offer three first-run 
features pet week . plus a 'B' west- 
em and a second-run mm 
double feature on Wednesday plus 
an 'owl show' at 10 PM I ridaj 
which w as alw .in s ;i farce I 
ed) plus a serial " Every feature ii- 
toon. The pneeofa film at tte The- 
ater was just fhirty-fh e i 
students. No films were shown on 
Sunil.ii evening because the 
"Porch Light Tradition" 
practiced, so most student 
visiting their professors 

Some o( the more familial 
Sewanee institutions haven't 
changed much, namely die student 
fire department, fraternities, ribbon 
defies, and the Wellingto 

In 1953, Sewanee was a much 
smaller place than it i 

were fewer buildings and many of 
the buildings that are still here tram 
1 95 3 .ire serving di l lerent purposes 
than they did fifty years ago I m- 
vocation Hall was the I 
Breslin T< w a was the most pairni- 
nent aspect of the landscape and 
Gailor became the new dining hall 
after the class if 1953 had been 
here for two) irs Before Gailor 
opened its doors, students ate in a 
frame building called Magnolia 

The class '>t 1953 was signifi- 
cantly affected by the Korean War. 
When the lass first enrolled n 
Sewanee m 1949, it had about 165 
members, I nit by their senior \, 
there were i mlv 67 men in the class. 
I Ins « .is , me ol the lowest gradu- 
ation rates in Sewanee history. The 
i \\ ,ir began in the summer 
ol 1 950, and a significant number 
of students did not come back af- 
ter then ( 'hnstmas break that year. 
H\ the junior year of the class of 
'53, nearly one hu ndred students, 
about sixty percent 
of the class, had 
left Sewanee. 
Many students de- 
tided to join the 
military while they 
could still choose 
their branch of ser- 
vice, and others 
decided to go to 
other universities 
in order that they 
might receive an 
educational defer 
ment, since a lib- 
not consid- 
ered critical 
enough to n 
.i deferment 

Mr Ken says 
thai he has noticed 

"her changes 
at Sewanee: It 

seems that nearly every student 
drives a car at Sewanee m 2003, 
but in 1953, only upperclassmen 
could ha\e cars on campus. He 
also says that owning a car in 1 953 
was a sign tliat a student came from 
a wealthy family, The other dif- 
ference Mr Kerr noted was that he 
was surprised "by the absence of 
coats and ties," among the gentle- 
men at Sewanee of today. In 1953, 
if a student was not wearing a coat 
and tie. he would be counted ab- 
sent in class and would not be per- 
mitted to enter the dining hall. 

Although much has changed at 
Sewanee in the fifty years since the 
class of 1953 last lived here, they 
will nevertheless recall many fond 
memories of their time on the 
Mountain. There should be no 
doubt, however, that Sewanee is 
still the same place at heart and the 
values which the University con- 
tinues to instill in its students are 
no less noble than they were fifty 
years ago. 

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Billy Terrill - A Good Ole Boy! 

K.Hil- H.'-.M 

Lavout Editor 

Julie Blair 

Arts Editor 

Billy Terrill is the man who brings a smile to 
everyone's lips. He plays his guitar most after- 
noons in the BC, except when he's jamming 
with Mary Priestly on her accordion. I chatted 
with Billy for a few minutes one autumn after- 
noon. As people enter the stairway to the stairs, 
Billy greets them and invites him to hear his 
band. Billy and the Good Ole Boys at the Pub. 
A few of them stop to talk. In our chat of five or 
so questions. Billy talks with four people: two 
new friends, someone inquiring about a gig, and 
an old friend. 

Bom and raised in Sewanee, Billy began 
singing in church at the age of five; his mother 
taught him to sing by harmonizing with his lead 
voice. He now lives in Monteagle. Billy began 
listening to the radio, and after his time in army, he bought a 
guitar. Self taught, he started playing for enjoyment and soon 
formed a band. Billy plays entirely by ear. At home he enjoys 
listening to country, bluegrass. gospel, and folk music. 

I asked Billy his favorite place in Sewanee, and after some 
reflection he replied, "Lake O'Donnell." As a child, Billy would 
swim there in the summer, and he still enjoys fishing. 

Billy and the Good Ole Boys play traditional bluegrass music 
and consist of Dr. Ken Malhort on banjo. Ester Hembree on stand- 

up bass. Bob Lawson on finger pickin' guitar, 
John Sargent flat picks, and John Boulware on 
fiddle. Billy proudly informs me that young Mr. 
Boulware is the Sixtccn-and-Under 2003 Ten- 
nessee State Champion fiddler. 1 asked Billy 
how he found John Boulware; he said, "By the 
luck of God." The Good Ole Boys allowed John 
to join four years ago, when he began playing 
the fiddle. 

As we chat, a student stops to ask Billy 
about his guitars. He proudly displays his like- 
new Martin D35 from 1979. He also tells us 
about his Ovation Custom legend acoustical 
electric guitar from 1 976, and his Alvarez Yairi 
1 2 string of twenty-seven years. He explains 
that at his Pub gig, he'll play his custom Mar- 
tin D45 of eighteen years The studeni promises to stop by the 
Pub before he descends the steps. 

Billy says he and his band get many gigs including, wedding 
receptions and rehearsal dinners of former students, graduation 
parties, firat parties, and university events "The reason wc get so 
many gigs is because we're cheap," he chuckles. I think it has 
something to do with his musical talent and his ability to make 
people smile. 

A Taming of the Shrew... 


i. 'ompcting for the same girl with another guy down the hall? Debat- 
ing which sex really has the harder lot in life? Then perhaps you aren't 
too far removed from the plot of Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew " 
The play, being put on by the student run Dionysus and Co. follows 
the crazy schemes of men trying to outwit a strict rather and tame a 
"shrew" David Berry, the director, graduated from Sewanee in 1999 
and went on to an internship with the education department at the 
Globe Theater in London and to earn his masters at King's College in 
Shakespearean Studies. His thesis paper on "The Taming of the Shrew 
and the vogue of plays with frames and onstage audiences circa 1 590," 
gives him quite an expertise as he directs Sewanee 's version. David 
directed last year's "2 Noble Kingsmcn" in Gucrry Garth and is back 
for more. In an effort to give audiences the authentic Shakespeare- 
viewing experience the 'Taming of the Shrew" will untraditionally be 
in Convocation Hall instead of the Tennessee Williams Center, due to 
the Oxford-like architecture of Convocatioa 
The show will be performed for Sewanee students and the community 
on Thursday, October 30th through Saturday November 1st at 2 o' 
clock every afternoon. After Friday's show there will be a reading of 
'Tame of Tamed," a play written by John Fletcher, who took over for 
Shakespeare as company dramatist. The play continues on the theme 
of battle of the sexes, and on Saturday there will be a panel discussion 
about the impact of this sequel play. "Being in Taming of the Shrew as 
a freshman has been an incredible expiercnee It's great being able to 
gain acting expierence and work with upper classmen in such an infor- 
mal setting," says freshman Colleen Booth. The major female roles of 
Bianca and Kathennc will be played by seniors Vesta Foster and Becca 
Stokes, respectively The men that woo them arc played by Miles 
Warficld and Adam Moran. The play promises to be a hilarious ami 
thought provoking commentary on the age old battle of men vs. women, 
and the entire cast hopes to see friendly Sewanee faces m the audience 
later this month. 

David Bowman 

September 11 Film Speaks 
Forcefully to Its Audience 

Local Sewanee Writer 

There have been many tributes to the victims of the Septem- 
ber 11, 2001 tragedy at the World Trade Center created in the 
past two years. One that will surely stand out as a magnificent 
marriage of thought and feeling is a 135-minute film simply 
called "September 11." 

But the work is not simple at all. It is in fact eleven short films 
— each eleven minutes, nine seconds, and one frame long — made 
by eleven remarkably different film directors from around the world. 

In the order of their appearance are works by Samira Makhmalbaf 
(Iran), Claude Lelouch (France), Youssef Chahine (Egypt), Danis 
Tanovic (Bosnia), Idrissa Ouedrago (Burkina Faso), Ken Loach 
(England), Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Mexico), Amos Gitai (Is- 
rael), Mira Nair (India), Sean Perm (USA), and Shohei Imamura 

The very act of reciting these names and nations testifies to the 
global reach of our grief. 

Other than the strict symbolism of each film's length, however, 
no restrictions were imposed on the filmmakers These eleven and 
their collaborators were guaranteed complete freedom of expres- 
sion. The total result shows how completely that artistic ideal has 
been realized: 

• Makhmalbaf shows a group of Afghan refugees at work in an 
Iranian brick factory, making bricks the old way, treading the mud 
with their bare feet, and scooping it into wooden molds, before it is 
sun-dried and fired. The talk of the workers is of the Americans, 
and fears that they will come to bomb Afghanistan with atomic 
bombs, as a reprisal for the country's reputed associations with the 
September 1 1 terrorists. The best lines, however, are uttered by 
small children, in the outdoors classroom beside the bnck works, 
as their teacher tries to explain what has happened. She shows them 
the works' tall smokestack and turns it into one of the twin towers 
of their imagination — and, indelibly, ours. 

• Lelouch uses a pair of lovers, one deaf-mute woman and one 
deaf-speaking man, who live in the neighborhood of the World 
Trade Center. The tense silence of this tale turns around whether 
their love affair will be ended — possibly by the tragedy we the 
audience know is unfolding — but ends with the man's return, 
covered with ashes, filled with the unspeakable horror of it all. Yet 
their reunion is unutterably sweet. Lelouch will be remembered by 
oldtime filmgoers as the auteur of the great romance "A Man and a 
Woman" (1966). 

• Chahine shows a film director stopped by police from making 
a film at the World Trade Center, ironically saving his life, mo- 
ments before the airplanes fly into the towers. This leads to the 
director's reflection on the historical context of the tragedy. His 
imagination resurrects one of the American marines killed in the 
1983 bombing of their barracks in Beirut, for a dialogue between 
them, and ends at the young soldier's gravesite in Arlington Na- 
tional Cemetery. 

• Tanovic sets his film in Srebrenica, that Bosnian town largely 
destroyed by the bombing of July 1 1 , 1995. Since that date, on the 
1 1th day of every month, the women of Srebrenica gather for a 
silent commemoration of that tragic event. On this particular day, 
of course, news arrives by radio of the temble events of September 
1 1. Should they postpone their silent vigil? The film's two central 
figures — a young woman wordlessly imbued with the war's trag- 
edy and a handsome young man in a wheelchair who has lost both 
his legs — decide the action must go on. Srebrenica's women fol- 
low their example. 

• Ouedrago provides one of the film's few moments of emo- 
tional relief. Five young African boys hear of the September 1 1 
events, see a newspaper photo of Osama Ben Laden circulated soon 
afterward, then see a bearded Muslim man in their own village 
who looks remarkably like the arch-fiend himself These bnghl 
and resourceful boys decide they will capture him themselves and 
collect the $25 million reward. The comic tale offers its senous 

statements — on racial profiling and so on — but ends with the 
"manufactured misunderstanding" (G.B. Shaw's definition of 
farce) being cleared up with considerable style. 

• Loach chooses the heaviest hammer of all, with a one-char- 
acter tale of a Chilean exile who remembers for us history-amne- 
siacs the horrid U.S. terrorists (Henry Kissinger & Company) 
carrying out the overthrow and assassination of Chile's president 
Salvador Allende on September 11, 19 7 3, and the resultant mas- 
sacre of many thousands of freedom-losing Chileans by General 
Pinochet's soldiers — many of whom had been trained at the 
School of the Americas, at Fort Benrung, Georgia — better known 
in recent years as the School of the Assassins. Loach seems to be 
implying that "what goes around comes around" with a vengeance 

• Inarritu offers a deeply disturbing work of minimalism — 
with no actors, no camera, no crew, and no script — just a com- 
plex sound montage mixed over a dark screen This hellish noth- 
ingness is "relieved" — surely a criminally wrong word — by 
scraps of actuality footage of bodies falling alongside the tower's 
flanks. In the final few seconds the darkscreen morphs itself into 
a blinding white apocalyptic fire so we know where we may be 

• Gitai's work jumps into 
the chaos of an Israeli street 
moments after a car bomb has 
killed and maimed an un- 
known number of people. The 
three central characters are a 
security force man trying to get 
people out of the area because 
there may be another bomb 
about to go off; an emergency 
medical worker trying to get 
the wounded into the ambu- 
lances that have just arrived; 
and a TV news reporter aggres- 
sively trying to get her eyewit- 
ness report on air at the mo- 
ment it is unfolding. Ironically, 
of course, her story gets 
bumped off by the immensely 
more horrifying events unfold- 
ing at that moment at the World 
Trade Center. 

• Nair 's tale, based on a true 
story, is set in New York City 
and involves a young Muslim- 
American man accused of be- 
ing a terrorist. The fact of his 
disappearance on September 
1 1 is finally explained by his 
being a police-academy trainee 
who responds to the call for 
volunteers and loses his life in 
the subsequent rescue efforts 
there. Only the recovery of his 
remains, many months later, 
clears his family's honor, 
makes him a hero, and yields 
the bittersweet happy ending 
for his ethnic community 

• Penn gets the distinction 
of the most enigmatic offering. 
His one character (played with 
a King Lear-sized pathos by 
Ernest Borgnine) is a demented 
old man self-impnsoned in his 
bedroom, with the clothes of 
his dead wife. He tnes to re- 

vive her in his mind, each morning, by laying out one of her dresses 
on the side of the bed where she used to sleep In a moment of 
cinematic "magic realism," the sunlight created by the collapse of 
the first World Trade Center tower comes in through his window, to 
revive the bouquet of dead flowers, kept by him in remembrance of 
his wife. 

• Capping off a night of near-nightmare, cincmatically speak- 
ing, Imamura's allegory turns a Japanese war veteran into a snakc- 
like creature who crawls on his belly, cats live rats, and bites mem- 
bers of his human family when they by to feed him in his bamboo 
cage. Whether he symbolizes Japan's self-loathing over its milita- 
rism, or is a monstrous mutant resulting from the American bomb- 
ing of Hiroshima, wc cannot fail to get the film's final hook, deliv- 
ered by a real snake, who says that ONLY GOD CAN MAKE A 

Since its release date (July 18, 2003). "September II" has been 
shown here and there for all kinds of audiences. A September 2 ) 
showing in Sewanee was followed by a panel discussion of univer- 
sity faculty and students. As usual with such artworks, however, 
this film defies critical analysis, and speaks most forcefully for it- 

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October 11, 2003 

The Waiting List Remains Long 
At Cousenling Services 

Margaret Chabourn 


Last year, the Scwance community lost a vital Stafl position 
when Dr Bethany Lohr. a Univcrs.ty counselor, resigned. In- 
stead of reopening a search to replace Dr lohr s position, which 
covered substance abuse and academic concerns, the adminis- 
tration cut the counseling position altogether The administra- 
tion felt the staff position was a reasonable reduction due to re- 
cent decreases in University funding. The Counseling Services 
team of psychologists, each specializing in specific mental health 
issues, fell the cutback was B '» ,hc en " 

cwanee community who benefits from the nec- 
essary Universities faculty. 

'Heft because of the underetaffing situationand 
not because of the job, I love my job," said Dr Lohr. 
In fact, since leaving ( Counseling Services, Dr. Lohr 
has opened her own private practice in Scwance 
next to Pearls, called Stillpoint, where she offers 
discounted student rates for incoming patients I 
know there is a grave situation and with the wait- 
ing list and some people just can i wait to seek coun- 
seling. That's why I'm offering student's the op- 
portunity to pay $25 00 per session rather than the 
normals ion fee," said Dr Lohl 

When the school year began, there was only one 
psychology working at ( ounseling Services. Dr 
David Spauldmg One "I the two remaining 
psychologist's positions was empty because a national search 
was still in progress to find a women's program stall member 
Until the replacement women's programming psychologist was 
hired this semester there was only one full-time psychologist in 
charge of all ( ounseling Sen ices responsibilities In the mean 
time, with the team of stall at (ounseling Services dwindling 
down from three to one, B five week waiting period for those 

seeking appointment 
with Dr. Spauldmg added 
up and care for students 
was inadequate 

"With only two 
positions instead of three, 
the end result is problem- 
atic With the elimination 
of one staff member, and 
then the open position 
that was unfilled until re- 
cently, a waiting list to 
seek appointments in- 
curred this semester." said 
Dr Spauldmg. 

I he Sewance 

community sorely felt the 

skeleton staff of Counseling Services up until recently, when 

Dr Jean Germain, a former psychologist from University of 

Tennessee. Martin, was hired to fill the women's program posi- 

Outside the Stone Gates: 

Keeping Sewanee Informed About Current Events 


Staff Writer 

ins like il is an impossible 'ask lo lime in 

become an expert on current events with the overload ol as 
ments. lab, and readings thai somehow must get done while try- 
ing to squei :< in .mi. i, inn, ui. ii activities and playtime on the 

weekends. There is m active woild outsidi the stone gales of 
Scwance andjusl in ease you didn't have the time to re.ul up on 

world events, here is a summary ol wbal is takin round 

the woild. and ii should bring you back to pace. Information is as 
of October 6" 1003 
More information can be found at: 

News in the United States: 

Florida Sen. Bob malum announces thai he is 00 longer in 
the running foi the Democratic Presidential nomination. 

In California the recall election ousted onumoi in.o, i 
(Democrat) from office and he will be replaced by Arnold 
Schwarzenegger (Republican) In the mean time Schwarzenegger 

is defending sexual liar.i--.iiu ui BCCUSStionS 

There is an overflow of trash on Chit i| •because the 

garbage workers on still on strike. This makes the sixth day and 
thousand- more rats, 

i hree minutes and 1 15 M&\k latei using i hop itit ks to eal 
the M&Ms, Jim ilagei 1 1 | of Oakland ( diromia is headed 

for the Guinness Hook ol World Records 
Ncwv Around the World: 

In Pakistan, a shoOtOUl on B gOVCmmenl . ,u kills five people 

and a prominent Sunnj Muslim politic ian 

Pope lohn Paul D i tnonized three new saints into the R 

Catholu ( bun h on Sunday I U tobt i 4 in Italy 

Nigerian unions declare general sink..- ovei tucl price hikes 
Two Moroccan schoolboys "ere injured Moiula\ when their 

teacher threw them oui ol a firai floot . lassroom « indow for be- 
ing too noi 

Mexico's firsi lady, a staunch defender cd rami!) valui 
an eyeful when ste imj pictures popped up on a slide screen b) 
mistake during a ch ntation benefiting children with 


In South K have i losed the consular section ol us 

embassy in the ( hincsc capital to deal with a backlog of as\ him 
seekers from North Korea 

Iraq now hasanev< currency! i his new currenc) does not dis- 
play the face ol Saddam I luSSein. 

tion. On October 1 , Dr. Germain began working at the Umver- 
,,,, 'I'm ex( ited to be here." said Dr. Germain. "This is a beau- 
tiful campus and I'm looking forward to helping out and work- 
ing with students," she added 

Now, even with only two psychologists on staff, there are 
still cutbacks infringing on Counseling Services. Their hours 
are drastically limited and student programs that have, in the 
past, provided essential assistance to students, staff, faculty, and 

the School of 
Theology re- 
main elimi- 
nated. There is 
still a waiting 
list required in 
order to provide 
tor all the stu- 
dents needing 
counseling ser- 
vices, and stu- 
dents are being 
referred to a list 
of outside area 
providers from 
which to seek 
help. There will be no emergency after-hours care, a meaning- 
ful part of supporting students mental health needs, meaning a 
specialist will not be available to aid students in crisis situa- 
tions taking place after hours of Counseling Services opera- 
tion. Such students will instead be sent to the emergency room. 
Counseling Services will no longer provide outreach activities, 
such as alcohol screening tests and stress-buster days. There is 
no substance abuse psychologist to instill preventable measures 
of alcohol and drug abuse on this campus. University psycholo- 
gists, who are specifically trained to teach students appropriate 
study and time management skills will not be available, leav- 
ing the task to the dorm staff and other offices instead. Coun- 
selors will no longer be able to teach courses in the Psychology 
department They will no longer assist the Teacher Education 
Program with screenings and evaluations. The list of elimina- 
tions remains long. 

Hopefully, with the addition al psychologist hired the situa- 
tion will improve. Dr. SpaulduiL is glad to welcome Dr. Germain 
to Counseling Services Di uennnm lias exceptional exper- 
tise and I'm confident in her ability (o serve as the women's 
programming psychologist. We're now hoping that the long 
list of patients waiting to be seen will decrease and we take 
care of the back log of student's still unable to receive an ap- 
pointment." said Dr, Spaulding. In the meantime, there are still 
unresolved financial matters due to last year's cutback of one 
psychologist, in which the administration eliminated once Dr. 
Lohr resigned 


These students will publicly present their research on October 
23. 2003. Please come hear about their exciting summers 
abroad at 7:00 pm in tire BC I arge Lounge. The presenting 
students and their topics arc as follows: 

Grant Burner ( .rani investigated the ramifications and fu- 
ture implications of the Zapista movement as it relates to the 
Chiapas in Mexico. 

O.J. Reuter O J examined party politics and electoral 

campaigning m the 2003 election in Russia 

J enni Schneider Jenni studied German immigration policies, 
especially as it relates to Russian immigrants in Germany 

Sarah Shippy Sarah investigated the current roles of two 
Episcopal Cathedrals in the cities of Rouen and Caen con- 
trasted with their historical significance in France. 

John Thomas John conducted a study of both the actual 
crime rate trends and the perceived crime rates in three Fed- 
eral Stales in Germany. 

The Biehl Program in International Studies offers summer sti- 
pends for self-directed social science research outside of the 
United States and other English speaking First World Coun- 
tries. Stipends are awarded to returning students with majors 
in Anthropology. Asian Studies. Economics, History, Politi- 
cal Science, Social Science-Foreign Language, and Third 
World Studies. Students arc required to write a lengthy re- 
search paper under faculty supervision and present their study. 

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caving their gowns based solely on their status as proc- 
tor without meeting the academic entrance standards es- 
tablished by the Order." Shippey expected heated dis- 
cussion oxer this, but little occurred; instead, the Order 
tabled the vote until November's meeting. 

The treatment of this issue, particularly the response 
to the new resolution, reflects a serious problem with the 
OG's identity and its role in the University. The tradi- 
tion of the Gownsmen the privileges and responsibili- 
ties of members — needs careful consideration for it to 
maintain any significance or prestige in the future. The 
debate over the proctor issue highlights two main prob- 
lems with the OG right now: First, proctors have become 
a taction within the OG, arriving en masse ai the meeting 
and aggressively protecting their own privileges; second, 
the OG's success depends 
on the dedication, serious- 
ness, and maturity of the 

The proctors' unity dem- 
onstrates, on one hand. 
their desire to be involved 
in the OG policy-making 
process. Their action — par- 
ticularly in this vote — reflects 
a dedication to and respect for 
the OG that many members 
lack. On the other hand, the 
fact the proctors were orga- 
nized in their defense against 
ibis resolution signals an 
alarming division of loyalties. 

Perhaps some proctors, many of whom received their gowns 
upon taking this position, are more concerned with maintain- 
ing this proctor privilege than they arc worried about the state 
ol the OG and the (positive) wa) the OG might benefit from 
this new resolution. 

One problem with the current practice of giving gowns to 
proctors, regardless of academic .landing is thai the tradition 
so cleat U rewards only one group of community members. 
Certainly proctors deserve a fair number ot benefits for their 
jobs. They are responsible for the well being ol all the people 
in their dorms, and the) must participate in an intense training 
in the summer to prepare them for the situations they might 
encounter throughout the year A proctor's job centers on per- 
sonal communication and leadership skills winch are certainly 
important, but which depend more on social adeptness than aca- 
demic prowess. 

Because a proctor's tob so clearly focuses on the commu- 

One problem with the 
current practice of giving 
gowns to proctors, re- 
gardless of academic 
standing, is that the tra- 
dition so clearly rewards 
only one group of com- 
munity members. 

nity. rather than on the classroom, the fact that proctors re- 
ceive the gown — which rewards academic success — makes 
little sense. The tradition of gowning proctors seems even 
more ludicrous when they are the only community leaders to 
receive gowns for their leadership positions. Just as proctors 
play an irreplaceable role in residential life on campus, other 
leaders fill important positions in other areas. Only proctors, 
though, receive gowns. The firemen. Honor Council, Disci- 
plinary Committee, and EMTs (to name only a few) all fill 
their jobs without the added incentive of getting gowned, 

Senior political science major Kelley Brewer cites this dis- 
crepancy as the main reason she feels proctors should no longer 
receive their gowns ex officio. "There are so many leaders 
who work even more than proctors and deserve recognition," 
she says. But, she says, the solution is not 
to give gowns to all these community lead- 
ers. "The Order is already too big," she says. 
Senior art major Jessica Wilson agrees, say- 
ing the Order would lose its prestige if more 
people were admitted. Wilson says, "The 
gown is an academic privilege. I got mine 
through hard work, and I know I earned it." 
Unfortunately, not all OG members are as 
conscientious as Wilson and instead view 
the Order as a joke. Sarah Shippey revealed 
she w as "led to believe that certain fraterni- 
ties were going to show up intoxicated to 
watch the proceedings," though this "ended 
up not coming to fruition — or at least not 
being a problem." The possibility people 
might even consider attending an OG meet- 
ing while drunk indicates an absolute lack 
of respect for the Order and for those members to whom the 
Order still means something Perhaps the Order has become 
too big. and the qualifications for entry are too lax. 

The challenge awaiting the OG in the next few months is 
to identify who they are as a group and as individuals. Where 
do members draw their lines of loyalty, and can they put aside 
personal interests (like proctor privileges) for the good of the 
larger organization? As one of the oldest traditions on the 
Mountain, the OG holds a potentially very valuable position, 
offering students one avenue through which to make their com- 
plaints and comments known to the faculty and administra- 
tion. The OG, though, is only what students make of it, and 
now is the time to take a stance. 

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Low Faculty Salaries 

Continued from Page 1 

"I agree faculty and staff sala- 
ries are lower than they aught to 
be and we need to be successful 
in raising them. The adminis- 
tration recognizes the faculty's 
concerns and we are making it a 
high priority to work in the next 
several months to set the budget 
for next year, as well as long 
term goals for planning the 
budget in future, " 

budget, specifically the total compensations for University fac- 
ulty. Since the 1996-1997 school year, Sewanee's faculty com- 
pensation ranked fifth, sixth, or seventh in relationship to these 
schools the Financial and Fiscal Subcommittee considers each 
year, Washington and Lee, Davidson, Hamilton, Carleton. 
Grinnell, and Rhodes. In the last two year, they have averaged 
sixth and seventh in comparison to these schools. 

Recognizing the need to keep up with the national trend in 
increasing salaries, these rankings are particularly significant, 
especially since poll after poll administered by the Sewanee ad- 
missions office of incoming freshman, alumni, and parents of 
current students statistically prove that outstanding faculty arc 
the primary aspect of attracting students and offering an enjoy- 
able "Sewanee experience." Without the capability to attract 
superior faculty by offering improved salaries and benefits, pro- 
fessors at Sewanee worry the school will no longer attract excel- 
lent staff, which will in turn have an affect on students matricu- 
lating at the University. 

"We understand the faculty's objectives and their request for 
the administration to rum the trend around that shows other emi- 
nent liberal arts institutions giving higher compensations. Un- 
derstanding the whole context and looking at the situation, I think 
what the professors are truly asking is for us to turn this trend 
around and not for a particular salary amount," said Dean 
Lankewicz in response to the faculty's concerns. 

As the debate wears on over the trend of Sewanee's professor's 
compensations ranking lower than their competitors, faculty have 
also sighted the differences during the 1990s, under the direc- 
tion of Vice Chancellor Samuel R. Williamson. While holding 
the position of Vice Chancellor, Williamson directed the 
university's completion of its most successful fund raising effort 
to date, the Campaign for Sewanee, which topped its $91.5 mil- 
lion goal by SI 6 million. The decade also saw numerous facility 
improvements, including a new athletic center and dining hall, 
the completion of a new -strategic plan, increased enrollment, 
and a revision of the curriculum Last year's raise was the low- 
est pay increase since Vice Chancellor Joel Cunningham replaced 

While other distinguished schools the University prides them- 
selves in competing with keep outranking Sewanee's faculty and 
staff's salaries, the need to improve the budget situation remains 
a high priority of the administration. Sewanee maintains supe- 
rior standards for its faculty, giving Sewanee students access to 
renowned scholars who are dedicated to teaching. The Univer- 
sity needs adequate resources and compensation packages to at- 
tract and maintain excellent professors in order to retain its rank- 
ing as a top liberal arts institution. 

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The question is not whether we can 
lavoid mess but whether we can hang 
onto common convictions about dp. inc 
grace and initiative," state-- i:,,v. in 
Williams in response to the controver- 
sial decisions made this suinnu | h,. 
General Convention of the Episcopal 
Church 2003 was held in Minneapolis, 
Minnesota, from July 30" 1 to At 
The underlying theme ran. i ngage 
God's Mission: Receive, Repem. Rec- 
oncile, Restore " Main i- dis- 
cussed, ranging from abortion and anti- 
racial concerns to Anglican Commun- 
ion and diversity within the church. 
However, two issues remained ai large. 

The first controversial issue raised 
was that of accepting Eugene Robinson 
as the bishop of the Diocese I New 
Hampshire. The second, 

acknowledgement of same sex relation 
ships and marriages, also created quit! 
an uproar. Many at the Convention 
were curious when all was said and 
done if God's mission had indeed been 

The General Convention mei 
ery three years to discuss resolutions 
for progress of the Episcopal C hurch. 
This year 324 pieces of legislation were 
taken into account by those presenl 
There are two houses which discuss and 
vote for approval or dismissal ol the is- 
sues at hand. However, ii an isue is 
put aside, in three years, at (he next 
convention, it has a strong chance of 
reentering the legislation. For onsid- 
eration, the issue itself must first pass 
in both houses. Then the process of 
approval may begin. All Othc issues 
are put aside The House of I :puties 
consists of four clergymen and four 
laymen which are elected r^ the 108 
Dioceses The House of Bishops is 
comprised of at 295 Bishops from 
around the world. 

Demonstrations were held, hands 
were shaken, pamphlets were passed 
out, ashed crosses decorated foreheads, 

black arm bands were won ihi 

itj dominated" the con- 
ion Homosexuality never before 
i d much v. hesc meetings; 

however, "the times the) area cbangin 1 

" and for the first timi homOSt tUllit) 

discussed openly. After much de- 

I' nc worship, and prayer the conven- 

The second issue, 
recognition of same- 
sex relationships 
and marriage was 
also approved. 
However, if the 
docese do not ap- 
prove, they have the 

right to refuse to 

ordain the suggested 


tion decided that "being gay" should not 
sway preference in choosing bi ihops. 

Ten Bishops were presented for ap- 
proval this year at the I onvention Nine 

were approved, while one was further 
stigated. Yes, you guessed right, i1 
was our very own Sewanee grad, Bll 
gene Robinson. Robinson was pi> 
at the convention and well equipped 
with body-guards policemen, well- 
wishers, and even hi . daughter. A pri- 
/at« investigation of Rob held 

aling he has had a thii teen 

nne-scx relationship and "as rumored 
to his e inappropriately touched another 
man (no charges were pressed and this 
issue was dropped) In his defense no 


evidence was found connecting 
Robinson to the porn web site he 
was so blatantly accused of start- 
ing. Many were in favor of 
Robinson's election. Some even 
"Jesus would've voted for 

The voting fell us such: In the 
House ol 1 1 md the House 

of Bishops, Robin. on v. | ■- ap- 
proved to the Diocese of New 
Hampshire During the voting pro- 
mnctcen walked out in > 
i hi Housi ol i leputiei had a 
ng vote for the Lay 
and a 65 to 3 1 passing vote for the 
hops had 
a 62 to 43 passing vote 

The second issue, recognition of 
same-sex relationships and mar- 
riage was Blsa approved Nov. 
it the diocese do not approve, they 
have the right to refuse to ordain 
the suggest. id man iagi i bi I lio 
cese of Tennessee voted negatively 
for this issue and will not recog- 
nize same sex relation ihtpi m our 
I Ins seemed to be the trend 
for all south-eastern states 

For now the decision on these 
two issues is concrete, meaning 
that Fugenc Robinson has been de- 
l tared fit to be a bishop in New 
Hampshire, despite all the accusa- 
tions previously made. Same 
relationships must also be recog- 
nized, hut it is up to the individual 
diocese to decides whether mar- 
riages will be carried out openly. 
In Pittsburgh, the Diocese stated 
bluntly, "These acts are to be held 
null and void, and of no effect " 
e issues may be brought up »i 
ih. nc 1 1 con\ cntioi .cars. 

hut foi now they stand as so (in 

rently there are main mixed Brno 

tions floating around the Episcopal 
i ommuoity and only time will pro- 
vide an accural ion. 


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tried to sell it to us." She goes onto add. •They need to leave us 
alone with our current budget." 

While this sounds like an understandable measure, miscommu- 
nication seems to be the only constant in this tug-of-war of values. 
Dean Pearigen notes, "assumptions about what is going to happen— 
they arc just ideas. Later many have turned out to be faulty or inac- 
curate " He adds, "We (the University) arc stepping back, looking 
at the issue, exploring options, being prepared to try new ideas— 
not accepnng all ideas as valid 

While all are parties are unsure of the outcome at this time, it is 
interesting to see how exacerbated and chaotic tins issue appears. 
Health Services says it feels like "the slave to the plantation owner." 
Mary Ellen Feaster. RN. continues. "We didn't even know we were 
moving; the Messenger and the press knew before we did " 
Last week. Administrator Sharrod walked into Health Services with 
apparent "blueprints" of what their new facilities would look like in 
the hospital The latter was told that these arrangements would be 
effective January 2004. "Right now, we don't need to be looking at 
where we could put our new toilets — we need to be concerned with 
student welfare," says Kim Bradford, the office manager. The staff 
of Health Services, says, "truthfully, we feel like we're being sacri- 
ficed. The reputation of the FR is bad enough, we don't want to be 
with them." 
This brings up an important point— whether the "new" Health Ser- 

vices will run like an ER clinic or continue to serve as it docs 
now, educating and informing students on practical and preven- 
tative measurements. Forster made it clear in the interview thai 
the University wants the tradition and spirit of Health Sen ice* 
to live on. Yet, he did note the staff may face "extra responsibili 
ties," meaning things like Mike Sharrod notifying Mary Ellen 
Feaster that "in her spare time she could work in the ER" Feaster 
asserts, "I'm a practitioner, I'm not here for clerical work " 
Sharrod, however, insists that the ER position would only be 
filled on a serious need basis, One notable example occurred 
last week when 30 elementary students were stung by bees. With 
only two people working in the ER it was difficult to tell which 
children were most severely stung. Sharrod says, "this is when. 
we could really use their help." Health Services goes onto agree 
jointly, "it's like saying, Jerry Forster, you go work at PPS ill 
professors, you go work at PPS." 

Apart from its own position, Health Services is also worried 
about die welfare of the students in regards to co-pays, preven- 
tions plans, and much more 

Although this issue appears to be out of the preliminary stages. 
The Purple will keep you informed about the University's plans 
about Health Services Until then. Dean Pcangcn insists that the 
administration will continue to pursue the options, and, "Bottom 
line, we want the best support for students in a first-rate college 
health service .' 

Pre-emptive Anxiety: 
How do you feel about Health Service Mass Epidemic Dillema? 

We pay to go to 
school herc-we pay 
aloi to go to school 

here, so health 
services should be 
covered in case we 

are sick 
-Whitney Collins 

II ii closes 

(JownX'ookies & 

Condoms is no more— 

we lose a place where 

we can find out what is 

wrong-if the ER closes, 

we could die 

-Tyler Echols 

I'd be pretty devistated 

if the cozy and friendly 

atmosphere of the 

Health Services was 

lost to the cold dark 

aura of only the ER 

-Scott Davis 

A Joint Quote: 

I think that Health Services is a valuable 

asset to the University, there has to be 

something on campus that students can 

rely on-we are in the middle of 

nowhere, what are they gonna do, airlift 


-Bntton Thompson & Patrick Gamon 

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Forum For YouTT 

Friends of South Cumberland Rally to Save Wilderness Park 

K ao te/ong in « ... " —Wallace Stegncr 

to rials 

Have you gotten down lo Sycamore Falls in Fiery Gizzard? Or 
hiked to the overlook at Raven Point? Have you been caving at Buggytop 
or fanpelling at the Great Stone Door" How about swimming at the 

Blue Hole or 
Greeter Falls? 
These great desti- 
nations, right here 
at our back door, 
are all part of 
State Recreation 
Area, the largest 
wilderness state 
park in Tennes- 
see. Generations 
of Sewanec students have trekked the 80 or so miles of trails; camped 
, ,ui al I lobbs Cabin. Alum (hip. or Foster Falls, explored Buggytop 
cave; or taken a cool dip in Big Creek or at Turtle Falls. 

When I hiked i n I- icry ( iuzard and swam at Foster Falls as a Sewanee 
student in the early 1 970s, I never thought about whose property I was 
on Just after I graduated, the state of Tennessee created the park, seek- 
ing to preserve these places that my mends and I had come to know 
and love At that tunc, they also .id. ipted a Master Plan to make periodic 
land purchases in hopes of buffering the wilderness areas from the in- 
evitable encroachment ol civilization. Unfortunately, a lack of funding 
has prevented the implementation of this plan, and today the South 
Cumberland is under siege. 

Most ol as, even il we've spent Ume in the park, arc not aware that 
mm h oj South < umberland h actually on prtvatepmperty and quite 
vulnerable to development In Savage Gulf, the gulf itself is public 
land, but in many too many - places, the bluffs overlooking the pns- 
tine gorge arc privately owned And the situ- 
ation is even more critical in Fiery Gizzard 
i ■! ii u 13-mile trail through Fiery Gkzartl 
til « nit HI miles an On private pmperty. 

Since the park was formed 30 years ago, 
local landowners have generously allowed 
trails to cross their land, and very few have 
built structures that mar the view from nark 
overlooks. But times arc changing Vast cor- 
porate pine plantations have spread across the 
plateau and in some areas, run to the edges 
Ol uk- park People seeking vacation homes 
have also discovered the mountain bluffs. 
Tracts arc s elling for higher and higher prices, and this is changing the 

thinking of landowners and 

Faced with the 
growing challenge of land 
development, the Friends of 
South Cumberland an orga- 
nization of more than 500 
people who love these moun- 
tain areas, has embarked on 
a plan oflarrd preservation to 
save this rugged wilderness. With the help of our members as well as 
other organizations and foundations, we have already acquired sev- 
eral properties, but this is only the beginning. We have recently iden- 
tified more than 20 tracts for acquisition or protection in some form to 
preserve the integrity of the wilderness experience and the gulf water- 
sheds and ecosystems. And we have launched Saving Great Spaces, a 
campaign to raise $500,000 toward a $3 million goal to purchase land 
and to establish conservation easements 

A hundred and fifty years ago when the University of the South 
was established it was one of a small num- 
ber of outposts in the vast wilderness that 
was the South Cumberland Now devel- 
opment stretches across the plateau, and 
only isolated patches of wilderness remai n 
South Cumberland State Recreation An . 
at 1 6,000 acres, contains some of the mast 
pristine and spectacularly beautiful wilder- 
ness that survives today It is a haven lor 
plants and animals such as the rare 
Cumberland rosinweed the endangead 
Tennessee cave salamander, the tiny 
hooded warbler, and the massive yellow- 
poplars of the old-growth forests. And it is an incomparable mecca 
for hikers, climbers, birders, and anyone in need of the 'Ionic of wild- 
ness," as Thoreau called it. 

The Friends of South Cumberland Is appealing to all who love the 
forest coves and bluffs of South Cumberland to join us in helping 
conserve these treasures of our natural heritage. The window of op- 
portunity is narrow. We must act now to save this wilderness area for 
all of us, as well as for future generations. 

Contact the Friends of SCSRA at P O. Box 8 1 6. Sewanee, TN 37375 
or <scsra(fl» -. For more information about the park, go 
by the visitors center between Monteagle and Tracy City or phone 

Johnny Shocf 

Staff Writer 

On Wednesda) night, I at- 
tended this year's firSl "Students 
Unplugged" a lommdesigi nil tor 
students w h< i aiv interested in ask- 
ing questions to various members 
of the administration about 
troublesome aspects of lift at 
Sewanee Approximate!) 1 5 stu- 
dents attended, as did Dean 
Pearigen, Jem, Forster, Todd 

\nne Site, Katie Steele, and 
Dean Thompson 

( iomg into the meeting. I ex- 
pected that there would be a large 
crowd and tli.u someone would 
ask a question and receive a con- 
froversial response from an ad- 
rninistratot However as a result 
of the extremely poor turn out, 
conversion quickly shifted to a 
discussion of the inahihh ol Stu 
dents, faculty, and administrators 
to cooperate with each other and 
the extent to which Student apa- 
thy is responsible far tins absence 

of cooperation 

While no consensus could be 
reached about why students are 
not more engaged in issues of 
university policy and worldly 
issues or why students do not 
feel ihat the university is coop- 
erating Willi and addressing Stu- 
dent needs, students and admin- 
istration alike posed many pos- 
sible explanations for what stu- 
dents have pointed out as a de- 
ficiency. One member of the 
administration postulated that 
perhaps students and adminis- 
tration nave combined to ac- 
complish many student goals in 
recent years that are now for- 
gotten such as extended party 
hours. While several instances 

Apathy, Unlimited 

of progress have occurred in re- 
cent years, most students present 
at the meeting as well as most of 
the students of the college are not 
likely to give much credence to 
the idea that there is a lot more 
cooperation than we realize. Can 
the students really be communi- 
cating and cooperating with the 
university and not know it ' [do 
not think so 

One student remarked that 
.Ik felt there was a lack of moral 
conviction among Sewanee's 
students. Another student sug- 
gested that Sewanee's students 
avoid embracing and fighting for 
change because they believe it 
will compromise some of the 
university's traditions. Still an- 
other person suggested that 
maybe everyone at Sewanee is 
happy, and thus they sec no rea- 
son to complain 

Why don't people act on their 
complaints? Is it because the uni- 
versity is unresponsive'.' Is it be- 
cause students were conditioned to 
think they should not have input? 
Is it because Sewanee students are 
rich and used to getting what they 
want by nagging and that when 
nagging fails, they give up? Is it 
because students are frustrated with 
the VC? Is it because in many 
circles it is not cool to care about 
the university or the degradation 
of the environment or the lack of 
support for our troops? Perhaps a 
large portion of students are disen- 
franchised with the unrvenify be- 
cause they feel that the university 
only seeks the input of aselect few 
students. Perhaps its has some- 
thing to do with the political orien- 

tation of the campus These ideas 
are interesting but inadequate. 

Students that come to Sewanee 
were leaders at their high schools 
Upon entering Sewanee, everyone 
wants to get involved. Why does 
that desire dissipate so quickly 

Whatever the reason, it is evi- 
dent that something about the 
culture here promotes apathy and 
discourages action. In my mind 
the lack of cooperation is attribut- 
able in part to the fact that there is 
an absence of respect and trust in 
the students on the part of some of 
the administrators. It's the whole 
Sewanee is a boarding school phe- 
nomenoa At least to an extent, 
some of the micro-oncnted admin- 
istrators do not deem students and 
faculty capable of contributing to 
the operation of the university 

It is hard to assign the blame 
strictly to the university After all, 
the administration has a difficult 
job. as they have to weigh numer- 
ous conflicting interests and dis- 
cern a reasonable way to allocate a 
limited budget. The university cer- 
tainly docs a good job of listening 
to different factions about complex 
problems. Yet it appears that some 
of the listening is for show. With 
its small size, Sewanee should be 
excelling in the areas of student- 
administrauon and faculty-admin- 
istration cooperation. The students 
and faculty seem to cooperate well. 
Why have the administration left 
students out? Or why have stu- 
dents taken themselves out? What 
can be done to address the faculty 's 

I for one know that 1 have be- 
come increasingly apathetic over 

the past few years, and I feel that 
many others have as well. It would 
be a good idea to spend some time 
pondering the dsconnect in the 
student-administration dynamic 
which leaves students feeling pow- 
eriess to effect change. As it stands, 
on the average, Sewanee is pro- 
ducing students who do not think 
they can make a difference in the 
World and who do not care to try 
to do so That's not to say that I 
expect Sewanee to be a political 
hotbed but I do wish that students 
had more conviction about some- 
thing that interests them, so that 
when they go out into the real 
world they can be effective lead- 
ers, whether that be at a Fortune 
500 company or a small nonprofit 
So what can be done about this 
problem? Well, first of all, students 
must stop complaining about 
things and start acting on them. 
This does not mean you have to 
start a rally at McClurg to see that 
they offer organic meat What it 
does mean is that students need to 
vocalize their concerns in a ma- 
ture manner. In addition, students 
who are active on campus need to 
consider the posture with which 
they approach problems; often 
there is a tone of moral superiority 
which activists project on their 
campaign that does nothing more 
than to exclude the masses from 
participating. If more students 
were involved the involved stu- 
dents adopted a more mature ap- 
proach to their methods, and the 
administration treated students 
(and faculty!) like adults, Sewanee 
w ould be a much more integrated 
place and a much more effective 
academic institutioa 

rent's Reaction 
Kimmie Coleman V 
The Controversial Sewanee 
Alumnus: Rev. V. Eugene 
Robinson ' 




The Porchlight Out? 

An Alumnus Response to 

Professor Kelly Malone's 


I read with great interest Dr. Malone's Forum piece in the September 
IS" 1 issue on the 'porch light tradition' at Sewanee. She reported that 
"Not one of the folks who checked in with me about porch lights really 
waxed nostalgic about them...". I would love to. 

When the suggestion was made to me by an upperclassman soon 
after I matriculated to go to a porch light event at a professor's house, I 
I thought that it was one of the weirdest ideas I had ever heard;Gocd God. 
why? Long story short, we went toAndrew Lytle's home in.Mor*eagle. 
There were 20 or 25 students there, all drinking bourbon out of. silver i 
cups and talking about issues of the day. I was wowed by the poise and 
intellect of the guys who had been here a few years. I kept my mouth 
shut and listened for hours on topics that had nothing to do with class- 
rooms. It was so different from my liigh school locker room chats. I was 

Despite Dr. Malone's reporting that "Some speculate that porch light 
revivals-in fact, the porch light stones themselves-are attempts to create 
a golden-hued past that never really existed" I can attest that the visits 
added more to the relevancy of my education at Sewanee than any spe- 
cific classwork. Professors Lytic Harrison, Ralston, Caldwell Jones and 
Wentz were particularly generous with their time and hospitality. Per- 
haps the fact that they were not pontificating intellectuals, but wise fa- 
cilitators of stimulating conversation and wit that the experiences were 
so memorable Because the atmosphere was so much more laid-back 
than in the classroom the setting was fertile for the expounding of thought 
with utile fear of censure. 

Dr. Malone states: "Modernity may make the porch light visit ulti- 
mately impractical : in its pure form there needed to be someone at home — 
a female someone — fixing lemonade and cookies." Nope, it was not 
that quaint For example, of the six above-mentioned professors, four 
were single. With the married professors that I visited the diet was not 
lemonade and cookies, but typically bourbon. Dr. Malone makes a good 
point about the campus atmosphere of the time that encouraged the vis- 
its: all male and few cars. But I submit that it was simply a different tune 
that was magic just as current students are experiencing the magic of this 
place in their own way. Just wait until they return to the Mountain thirty- 
four years from now and read the Purple. Smoke will fly off of the 
keyboard My wife and 1 are enjoying our month-long visit immensely. 
Glenn DenklerC'69 

New Waves Tan 
and Making 
Waves Salon 


NitEEcple, TNI73B6 



r^i^ts fcOs ats aririas, hnVwzpi aifei^sa^vcttarig 
Ul.aoyM<rrt^nfayteEwtriril>Ti]as! (Zjeintniy! 

October 11, 2003 

Unje ^etoanee purple 

Page 7 

Where Have All PWgen Speaks: 

the Houses Gone? 

Th e Offical Word on Off-Campus Housing 

Henry Sweets 

Features Editor 

When I came to Scwanee 
three years ago I couldn't be- 
lieve that a place like it still 
existed, let alone that it would 
be my home for four years. 
Back in the woods, protected 
from trouble, a bunch of kids 
worked and played together 
under in old stone buildings 
and even older oak trees. 
When I arrived 1 immediately 
began marching to a slower 
beat. Finally a place where I 
didn't have to worry about 
carrying a watch. The bells 
would let you know if you 
needed to be somewhere, no 
need to worry. Seeing your 
friends was not a task but 
rather part of the package 
deal. Cell phones - who 
needs them? Dogs wandered 
aimlessly into classrooms. 
Packs of students moseyed 
through rounds of Frisbee 
golf in Manigault park. 
Crowds of boys drank beer 
out in the open watching so- 
rority girls wrestle in the 
mud. The weather was mostly 
sunny turning slowly to only 
foggy, but 1 didn't seem to 
mind. The way people lived 
here was one of a kind. We 
worked together during the 
week and then on the week- 
end we played together. 
Kilted and caped and 
sundressed students marched 
behind bagpipes to the foot- 
ball game Live bands 
played your favorite jam- 
bands and southern rock. 
Then there were these houses 
called Sunset, and crack 
shack, and slut hut, and deep 
woods, and Jump off, and the 
cave, and I won't forget my 
first time out at Ben and 

Three eager voung freshman 
with paper bags from the de- 
pot under their ar ms take a 
circle of fifteen dud es in a liv- 
i ng mom bv surprise. 
"Hey"- awkwardly 
"what's up" - slowly 
"So and so told us to come out 
"right on dude, take a seat"- 

and we were off. 

We all know which of 
these things are still around 
and which of them aren't. 
The fraternity parties and 
bands are on campus activi- 
ties and they have for the 
most part stayed, but it's not 
just the off campus parties 
that are gone. Dogs bite 
people Drunk girls wrestling 
in the mud go to the hospital. 
Hurt and bitten people could 
sue. These things arc a re- 
sponse to something much 
different than a desire for on 
campus unity. There is also 
the fact that Dill's don't just 
feel bad for the administra- 
tion, they look bad too. 
These things are all realities 
and stickers can not change 
these things. 

The entire social scene has 
not been constant lately and 
things are starting to take a 
rum for the campus. On cam- 
pus things are beginning to 
look more like the politically 
aware society that we like to 
leave at the gates. 1 wonder 
if anyone else feels a loss and 
if anyone else wants to bother 
finding another way to get 
their kicks Nowadays there 
is a new sorority house and 
The Pub is open on Thursday 
nights. This seems like a 
start, but 1 don't have a whole 
lot of hope for the on-campus 
situation if things continue as 
they did last year Last year 
there was a dramatic decrease 
in on campus parties; one half 
to one third of our school's 
fraternities were on some 
kind of probation. Whose 
fault is this? I don't really 
know. I just want people to 
understand that things are 
changing and some of these 
things can't be stopped - but 
some can. It is in the students 
hands to communicate with 
the administration and make 
sure everything goes their 
way. Sound off and let every- 
one know how you feel, but 
don't just sit around com- 

The other day. 1 sat down with 
Dean Peangcn to talk about I he 
changes that have happened in 
university policy since my 
freshman year. I shared with 
him some of my concerns 
about the changes and about 
how they might affect OUT cam- 
pus life. Much of the convei 
sation centered around under- 
age, unsupervised drinking and 
the restriction of off-campus 
parties. I asked Dean 

Pearigen why the move bat k 
onto campus occurred and he 
had an obviously long- 
thought-out answer for mc He 
pointed out that Scwanee was 
historically a place where stu- 
dents have lived and worked 
together on campus This is a 
result of the "identity, values, 
and mission" of Scwanee, 
which are "tied to liberal edu- 
cation in a collegia! residential 
setting " But he also admits 
that there is a sort of "ratchet 
effect" bringing students oil 
campus and then back on, 
changing their lifestyle and 
leaving things inconstant Tins 
is what causes the friction be- 

tween students and administra- 
tion and no-one likes to see it 
happen In [988-1989 there 
were I JO oil -campus houses, 
according to Dean Pearigen 
This was the year before 
Quintard was renovated, and 
now, alter HodgSOD and most 
recently, Humphreys, there are 
only about 35 off-campus resi- 
dents allowed by the universit) 
This number should stay be- 
tween 30 and 50 indefinitely, 
-aid Dean Peangcn lie also 
assured me that Scssanee is "not 
building dorms to pre\ em pal 
tying off-campus," because this 
would be a "vain and idle" at- 

1 asked Dean Peangcn why 
there is no distinct line between 
a party" and "not a party", and 
also why there even needs to be 
this line drawn in the first place 
"They (off campus residents) 
have agreed to not host large 
parties." said Dean Peangcn 
For the last three years off-cam- 
pus residents have signed k 
saying they would not host par- 
ties, hut only in the last year has 
it been so strictly enforced. 

Why this change ' It has a lot 

todo with restoring a collegiate 
residential setting, but thi 
other reasons also Dean 
Pearigen has concern foi the 
amount of alcohol USC On 

Sewanee s i ampus 1 1 

that "alcohol is too often used 
and abused" bj Sewane< stu- 
dents, and he knows lor a I.Kt 

that 75".p oi incoming freshman 
are familiar with alcohol Fur- 
thermore, he said, I asi time I 
checked, people don t quit what 
doing when they have- 
new freedom He also feels 

that "if a person who S under 
age feels the) can go ofl « am 
pus io drmk that's a problem 

I Ins in a get ond reason whs 

ofl . ampus parties are re- 
stricted, hut there isshllathird 
Dean Pearigen is trying to he 
'"mindful of moral and legal im- 
peratives," meaning that not 
only is there a eoneem lor stu- 
dents' well being, hut it is also 
that the social landscape ol 0UI 
country has changed I ll in 
Pearigen said i hear from fac- 
ulty, parents and alumni thai we 
should give consideration to 

being totalis dn, Despite this 
pressure h< feels Ih ensuresus 
thai v.. haven I turned into 

some sort ol poll) - StBtl The 

administration has been tall i 

about the Bishop's c mil i 

being reno> ated and opened up 
late al nighi and early in the 
morning fbi students to hang 

OUl Some ol the space can be 

ignated foi drinking, at 
tunes, andothi i d foi 

alcohol-free acti\ it) Dean 

Peangcn said some .indents 

will say, it it ■• a univei 
building, then s noi n i nance 

I'll go," but he ins ites them to 

come an) wa) Even righi now 

there BR Hlks ahoni establish 
tng places on .ampus for 

twent) oik yeai olds i in drink, 
butthe question still exists w ill 

this make students h.rpps ' and 

w lui voit e will the students 

lend (0 help make thl SI th 
happen the was tires want 
tO happen ' 



WFFee House, 

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A/mi / n 7:30am ""til 

What's Happening 

ibis Weekend 
< Stirling's 
... Music, Games 

■ to thi !'■' i 

The Philosophy Club Presents: 

The Student-Faculty Dialogue 

October 14 th 

Women's Center, 4:30 

Ethical Issues of Homosexuality 

Dr. James Peters, Dr. Gary Phillips & Dr. William Danaher 

November 18 th 

Women's Center, 4:30 

Legal Issues of Homosexuality 

Dean Pearigen, Dr. Charles Brockett & Dr. William Register 

Also: November 11 th 

Student Response Panel to Elizabeth Marquardts 
"Hooking Up, Hanging Out, and Looking for Mr. Right" 

Sponsored by the Lilly Program Office 


University students, fatuity and friends at the new Oasis 

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Murder Mystery Dinner 

Julie Blair 




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the w 

/Jr/5 Editor 

1 1 September 27, 2003. I 
Stepped into the Women's Cen- 
ter .ind back in time to Novem- 
ber 12. 1928. The Student Ac- 
tjv ities Board and Dionysus & 
Co. produced a murder mystery 
theatre called "Evil on the 
Beach. " set in a post-WWI 
Florida hotel. 

Before I stepped into this time 
I noted something 
Sewanee doesn't see much: 
protesters Three or four silent 
thci>li»gs held signs that said. 
"Murder is not entertainment" 
gathered around the entrance to 
the Women's Center. A man 
handed me the biography of 
Tin i Marie Kristynik. a 19 
ye, >ld woman who was mur- 
di I in Baton Rouge, Louisi- 
ana The sheet also contained 
a photo. 1 immediately felt sym- 
patic lor Tina's family, grap- 
plii with an unsolved murder 
Receiving the biography 
made me feel guilty and sad, 
that is until 1 thought about it. 
In living money to support 
m ry dinner theatre, I am not 
supporting murder: I'm buying 
I would protest murder 
too if it helped. Everyone is 
ag.m i>t murder! The actors in 
"e\ il on the beach" did not por- 
tra\ die murder; guests arrived 
the event Indeed, the 
guc tried to bring the true 
I. ill. hi iiistiee In producing a 
ery dinner theatre, the Stu- 
d.-nt Activities Board creates a 
tl alcholic event that allows 
student actors an opportunity to 
enjoy honing their craft. 
In response to the posters. 1 

would argue that (wrong or 
not) murder has been entertain- 
ment throughout time. Gladi- 
ators of Rome and Christians 
in the lion's dens entertained 
barbaric crowds of antiquity. 
Hamlet entertained people in 
the Renaissance and it contains 
eight murders (three offstage) 
and one suicide. It's regarded 
as one of the best plays of all 
time. "I believe we must leave 
the killing out, when all is 
done." says Starveling, the 
foolish mechanical in 
Midsummer's Night's Dream 
< Illi .15) In a moment of com- 
edy, the mechanicals decide to 
explain that the murder is fake. 
I really feel for those protest- 
ers, because they have a daunt- 
ing task. Murder plays a role 
in almost all forms of modern 
entertainment: books, movies, 
and television. Why did they 
choose murder mystery the- 
atre? CSI. a television show 
about people finding clues and 
bringing killers to justice, has 
the same premises and reaches 
many more people than mys- 
tery theatre. 

Guests of the 'Sea Breeze' ho- 
tel in Florida were treated to a 
meal created by Sewanee's fa- 
vorite chef, Andras Bartha. The 
buffet line included salad full 
of mandnn organges, nuts, and 
mixed greens, rolls, a platter of 
asparagus, pork with chutney 
or chipolte, and brownies or 
chocolate chip cookie bars. 
After dinner the detective, por- 
trayed by William Peirson wel- 
comed the guests and ex- 
plained the crime scene. After 

his opener, the tables got 
met the suspects and heard 
their accounts of the hours 
surrounding the murder. 
The victim. Gregor Manov, 
a Russian Soviet writer, was 
killed on the beach with a 
piece of driftwood. Of 
course, each character hid a 
secret. Woody Hartland 
(Dave Barry) was a fiercely 
patriotic soldier willing to 
do almost anything to save 
Western European and 
American ideals of free- 
dom. Poker champ Comel 
Reggie Carlisle (Alex 
Murray) wanted to defect to 
Russia after years of fight- 
ing in the war for the Allies. 
Henri van Ghant (John 
Womack) fought for France 
during the war and now 
trades arms with whomever 
he can. Mimi LA Fleur 
(Jane Harrington), the 
killer, was a French prosti- 
tute and intelligence gath- 
erer during the war and 
maintained a relationship 
with Reggie. Andril Varga 
(Adam DeVries) came to 
Florida seeking his Royal- 
ist wife. Grace Medford 
(Alex Cranz) was a maid 
who had an affair with the 

The dinner guests first lis- 
tened to the statements of 
the suspects. Each table got 
to interview each suspect 
for three minutes twice. In 
these interview sessions 
many tables learned that the 
initial statement of the sus- 
pect was sometimes false. 

Q-razy Changes at the Q 

Amy Sharp 

Staff Write 

onAugiN IS < iencSncadbei amethenew editoi 
ol the Quidnunc I ifl (aka the Q") < iene is noi 
fbreigntotbcSewaneeocunmunrr) lnract,hegradu- 
ned fromSewanee in 1986 with a Political Science 
majca concentrating in internationalism While .n 
tending Sewance, he was aciiverntne Sewanee corn- 
iimnih i le played rarsitj (i otball and was involved 
inSewanee - \i< ichapti i heiushchaii 

oneyeai Hisscnioi ye u Ik enjoyedbeingthefoot- 
baU captain and the vice-president ol MO His love 
and involvemeni in Sewanec lift has grown with 
time and has kepi him in close conta t with the uni- 

\ since his graduation 
Alio graduation, Ik- worked as an .i-.msi.uu football 
coat 1 1 i ater, he worked in tlic Development office 
.Hid then, manufacturing Before moving to Win- 
lived in one "i those old, loft) 
Sewanee houst ■• with loy, ins wifi and & 


When I tirsi met dene, i immediate!) saw the im- 
portance ofhisfamil) inhislift i .uniK photographs 
covea ins desk ( urrentl) he has two sons t hns- 
tian is tine- Euod ■> hall years old and Stetson is six 
ycaisold Hiswiii I lis love 

i. ii ins family parallels ins feelings foi 
Sandy Hcndrickscminrtiall) owned the Q I ollowed 
thai i >i < mi. Philips headol the Reli 
men) boughi and ran rt foi foui /ears Man 

were familial with ins family mural on the 
wall of the dinning m i that he had painted while he 

i the establisbmeni Now ( Iene own 
and has been in charge foi almost twomonlhs 

Atter spending tw el\ e > ears mai tufacturing ear parts 

foi companies like Nissan and mi. he decided 

to make his first business ventt 

When asked about novi o v. 1 he 

lx..immgl\ smiles, saying, "Il 

the community '" Since 
taking over the Q, he has 
hired 30 workers who are 
mostK part-time students 
from the university and 
nearby high school stu- 
dents He also his a few 

adults working as inanag- 
\\ ith D.6W ownership. 

change inevitably occurs 
Ontheouisidc he has re- 
vamped the deck, n 

il ,i tun place CO chill oui- 

enjoyaQ-melt, and 
watch the happenings 
from a perched view in- 
side, the mosl notable 
change isthai Di Philips' 
mural is gone v, 

placement, the Q nOW 

.-. .uiworks from people in and 

around the communits « unvnil 
the Franklin i. ounty \m iuildl 
ous artists' works In the future he may sh 
the talented Di l ulos artwoi 

I- or the most pan. i /iU remain th 

• ption istheQspudsnolongi 

The most notable 
change is that 
Dr. Philips' mu- 
ral is gone. As a 
replacement, the 
Q now showcases 
various artworks 
from people in 
and around the 

i ii the menu. In addition, the menu boasts of a few 
i h Kmc lies and desserts. Gene notes: "We' ve 
. consorted effort to go all the way on qual- 
ity and food preparation." The Q 
continues to deliver Monday 
through Thursday from 5 p.m.- 
midnight and Span.- 1 0pm on Sat- 
urdays and Sundays. The grill is 
now open all day so that you can 
order a pizza or calzone whenever 
the craving strikes you. 
Gcne stays involved on and off of 
die Domain. While on the Domain, 
many people will soon recognize 
him as the new owner of the Q. 
I [cm c\ er, his involvement does not 
solely reside here. In Winchester, 
he remains active in the city coun- 
cil Recently, the -ouncil elected 
him the vice-mayor ofWmchester. 
As to the Q. "We're here for the 
Sewanec community — the stu- 
dents, the staff, and the faculty — 
we want to service everybody in 
immunity." His positive attitude evidences 
1 1 n 1 1 1 1 - desire to help others through outstand- 
ing service 

So if the hunger pangs strike you in the midst of a 

hi or you need some substance and 

\W lurg isn't going to cut it, call 598-1595 and 

orne stellar cuisine. If it's after five o'clock. 

they'll deliver it to you! 

Specialties at the Q: 

Mondays: Enjoy the NFL Pre-game 

show. Get a free small order of hot 

wings when you order a 16 " 1-topping 

pizza- Dine in only. 

Tuesdays: 80 's Night. Come listen to 

t80 's music. 
Wednesdays: Best Hat Contest. Regis- 
ter at 7p.m. The judging happens at 
7:15. The winner receives a free 12" 

1-topping pizza. 
Thursdays: Ladies ' Night. When you 
purchase a 12" 1-topping pizza, you 
get a free small salad. Dine in only. 
Fridays: Stop by to hear live music. 
Saturdays: Men 's Night Watch col- 
lege football If you order a 16" 1- 
topping pizza, get a free order of small 
hot wings. Dine in only. 
Sundays: Children 's Day. Free ice 
cream with any pizza, sandwich, or 
calzone order between the hours 11 
a.m.-5p.m.. Dine in only. 

October 11, 2003 

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Shop During Homecoming 

Chanticleer Brings Music To Life at Sewanee 

hy Wynter Jones 

Staff Writer 

On the first of October, a mixed crowd of students, commu- 
nity members, professors, and visitors assembled in All Saints' 
Chapel; it was an audience large enough to rival any opening 
convocation. These individuals braved the surprisingly chilly 
October night air, the threat of a large crowd, and the inconve- 
nience of two hours spent on squeaky folding chairs in order to 
claim attendance at the performance of one of the world's best 
known, Grammy Award winning, a cappella vocal groups. ..the 
clear singing rooster 9 Also known as Chanticleer, a name taken 
from the singing rooster in Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales 
(The Nun s Priest's Tale), the group is a world-renowned male 
vocal ensemble based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Founded by tenor Louis Botto in 1 978, the ensemble is now in 
its twenty-sixth year of performance. Chanticleer is composed of 
twelve male vocalists whose voices range from bass to soprano 
Their concert at Sewanee falls at the beginning of their 2003- 
2004 tour, which will take them to twenty-three states and Canada, 
as well as to Taiwan and Japan in the fall, and to Europe in the 
spring. Chanticleer's performance, made possible by Sewanee 
alumnus Joseph M. Thomas, C'53, also marks the beginning of 
Sewanee's Performing Art Series. C h a n 1 1 - 

deer performs a variety of music, including plainchant. Renais- 
sance, pop, jazz, gospel and contemporary commissioned works. 
Their Sewanee performance was no less varied. The group started 
the evening with a French Medieval piece by composer Guillaume 
Dufay (c 1400- 1474) entitled "Gloria ad modum tubae" or 'Trum- 
pet Gloria." The ensemble soon changed venues however, and 
sang a selection of songs ranging from the secular La Tricotea, a 
representative of 16th century rustic Spanish works, to modem, 
commissioned works like "Tre Rime di Tasso," songs based on 
sixteenth century Italian lyric poems; to Irish folk songs like "An 
Oiche"; and finally popular American tunes such as Duke 
Ellington's jazz piece "Creole Love Call" and gospel tunes such 
as "A Witness for My Lord." As Chanticleer alto Jesse Antin re- 
marked, "Our mission is to give old music new life and new music 

Chanticleer's amazing harmonies and vocal range made lis- 
tening delightful. During the performance of "Past Life Melo- 
dies," a wordless piece by Sarah Hopkins, the group was able to 
recreate the sounds of the Australian didjeredoo. lending a very 
mournful, haunting feel to the piece. One member of the 
University Choir remarked on the perfect pitch the ensemble was 
able to achieve during this piece, claiming that the overtones cre- 

ated by such pitch are extremely rare Another patron present 
during the performance observed, "The tonality was amazing. 
It's remarkable what can be done with (he human \ 

Another outstanding characteristic of the group is the 
ensemble's diversity both vocally and as individuals. According 
to various members of the University Choir, vocal groups tend 
to specialize in one area of music, such as Anglican Church mu- 
sic or contemporary tunes. Chanticleer enlists a variety of songs 
in their performances, allot which ihey sing well, speaking vol- 
umes for the group's skill level. When risked how the group deals 
with such diversity, tenor Justin Montignc commented, "The new 
music is really difficult. It stretches you, hut it's good to be chal- 
lenged" Members of the audience also commented on the group's 
ability to cover so many varieties ot music in such an expert 
way. Stephen Miller, an assistant professor in Sewanee's music 
department, remarked, "They have a fabulous vocal technique, 
a kaleidoscope of different textures " 

Chanticleer's members range in ages and come from diverse 
backgrounds. The twelve men come from all over the United 
States, as well as from foreign countries, such as current Cana- 
dian Joseph Montigne. Before they join Chanticleer, its mem- 
bers usually have a broad experience in training from operatic to 
instrumental, and they range from masters in music to singers 
who have developed their skills in church or community groups. 
The group's diversity is a source of pride rather than consterna- 
tion. The singers maintain that it is the group-together with their 
differences—that allows such unison ot sound 

Chanticleer's performance in the acoustically friendly All 
Saints' managed to hold the audience rapt for two hours. During 
the performance, the only sounds heard were the rising and fall- 
ing of the ensemble's voices and the occasional thud of a pro- 
gram slipping from a patron's lap onto the floor. The ensemble 
was given a standing ovation at the end of the night and any 
negative comments that existed were few and far between. When 
questioned about the performance. Sewanee alumnus Ian Bratton 
commented. "I don't know if they're the best, but they are by far 
the best I've heard." Other reviews were just as glowing. Sewanee 
junior Leah Breitenstine described the group as "surprisingly 
enchanting" while senior Sarah Shippy remarked. "They made 
the uncomfortable seat worth it." 



Now in 

Sevens and So 

much More! 




Then and Now: 

A Special Look at the Tradition of 

The University Choir 

Sara Miller 

Copy Editor 

By nghts, this article should not have a place on the Arts page. 
After all, the University Choir is first and foremost a chapel choir 
Its primary purpose is to lead worship at weekly Eurcharist ser- 
vices and monthly choral evensongs. Still, it is impossible to sepa- 
rate the choir from the art of singing, so for years, the University 
Choir has had a place right in the center of the bundle of news- 
print that is the Sewanee Purple. Some of our readership will 
remember hearing about — or even remember witnessing — count- 
less annual and semi-annual concerts. Lessons and Carols 
services.evensongs, Sunday mornings, convocations, tours, and 
rehearsals. These are the choir's stones, culled from years of 
Purple staffs' reporting. 

Let us begin with the event for which the choir is best know a 
Lessons and Carols. The Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols at 
All Saints' has changed a good deal over the years. It began in 
1960 "with the coming of an innovative organist-choirmaster. 
William W. Lemmonds." wrote Betty Nick Chitty in the Dec. 1 1. 
1987, Purple. Since then, particulars have varied, but the spirit 
has remained the same. "This year," ran the press release in Dec. 
1970, "the program will be held on Sunday. Dec. 13, with perfor- 
mances at 5:00 and 8:00 p.m. The choirs of the University. 
Sewanee Military Academy, St. Andrew's and Otey Parish as well 
as the Sewanee Chorale will sing. The University Band will play 
preludes of Christmas music at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. The postlude 
will be played on the carillon by Albert Bonholzer" In 1987, 
Mrs. Chitty could note that "the format has been much the same 
from the beginning, though there is no longer a Sewanee Military 
Academy choir and the Otey children did not take part this year. 
The Sewanee Early Music Ensemble is a new addition, precede in 
the prelude position by a variety of Sewanee instrumental groups, 
while the Peal Extraordinaire on the Polk Carillon has provided 
the finale all these years." By 1990 (as Valerie Morrison relates 
things), the services had assumed its present form: "Nine readers 
recited the various lessons at each service. Readings started with 
Genesis of the Old Testament and concluded with the mystery of 
Incarnation. A few of the lessons concerned God's intent for cre- 
ating man and focused on the relfective mood of the Advent sea 
son After each reading, the University Choir sang a carol that 
highlighted a point in that lesson ." 

Lessons and Carols is and was and ever shall be what Mrs. 
Chitty calls "a service of surpassing beauty which draws people 
from near and far. It is the choir's Advent gift to the community." 
Choristers know as well as anyone how great a service they do, 
Ms. Morrison quotes chorister Theresa Nixon, who says. "It was 
touching when the choir walked back down the aisle after the ser- 
vice and the audience was teary-eyed. I thought. 'Maybe I've 

omething to help people start Christmas oft in a good 

Lessons and Carols is. of course, just one part of the lil 
the University Choir. Eric Foster (News Editor, 1994) makes 
this clear in his description of the choir's work "Besides being 
the main attraction for Lessons and Carols, an event which draws 
thousands each year, the choir puts on at least one major con- 
cert annually This year's concert falls just a week before Eas- 
ter and at the beginning of Holy Week. That meant rehearsals 
every day for over an hour the week before Messiah. And 
weekly rehearsals all year long And additional sectional re- 
hearsals. And extra rehearsals lor special events. And getting 
up to go to chapel early every Sunday." 
Sunday morning Eucharist is really what the University Choir 
does. Usually, these services are not particularly newsworthy, 
but sometimes they combine w >ih other events to make some- 
thing Ofa spot taclc. The November 1, 1994 issue of the Sewanee 
Purple published a rather unusual article by All Saints' acolyte 
and Purple business manager t. Ins Cudabac. which included a 
description of the University Service on "Celebrate the Moun- 
tain Weekend." a fundraising e Hi Foi benefactors and alumni 
Much of the music for the service— notably, the processional 
and recessional hymns — was accompanied by a brass ensemble, 
usually seen only on VII Saint Sunday The anthems for this 
Eucharist included Mozart's "l.audate Dominum" and a pit 
by an alumnus, "Elston'sTe Deum, [which] he had written just 
for us." The Mozart, on the one band, was marked by "clear, trans- 
lucent, celestial brilliance " TheElsiorulikevvise,'\vasweUpcrformcd 
It made certain that there were a whole bunch of notes for everyone up 
there topi > It had some very race passages, especially the 

solo parts. In other parts, however, the choir seemed utterly over- 
v. I x lined by the brass and organ and were barely audible. 
C udabac. outsider thoudi he is, c< « on to make a typical observation 
of Robbe Delcamp "I earned out, " he writes, "an imagM I shall cher- 
i.b tor many years towards the nd of the Tc Deum, as his arms 
waved more and more ' >ut him. for no apparent reason Dr 

Delcamp stuck out his tongue at the choir. I have only begun to con- 
.ktei .I.'. ! i ac Foster also remarked on Dckamp's quirks and oddi- 
ties. Foster, a bass in the choir. participated in the annual concert of 
1994, a performance of selections trom Handel's Messiah, and pub- 
lished his remarks a few days lata, on Mar. 28. "Dr Robbe Delcamp 
is the choir's taskmaster, coach and cheerleader. In rehearsaLs. he 
coaxes, cajoles, kids, yells, screams, stomps, flaps, claps, snaps, and 
wise-cracks- He is constantly in motion, constandy expressive He is 
aperfectionist He isnotabow nc pealing a pesky phrase six times to 
get it nghL When it is right, he is generous with his praise: 'Good! 
Lovely!' When it's not. he is always ready with a bizarre turn of 
phrase ThatrKitcs<>ijndedlDccrxr-itnx)ssorsorncthing!' 'Don'i 
your guts out here'"' Delcamp - 't)izarrc turn of phrase" survives 
even now. Most choristers' folders contain at least one pice of music 
marked with such notes as, "It's a dove, not a flying dinosaur brrd!" 

ami 'Don't strangle tin lamb! "and "It's not a rugby match, men!" A 
recent article quoted him saying, "We own the Anglican chant arena — 
assuming that's something yi H I ward to Own" 
That recent article was about the last England tour, when the Univer- 
sity Choir of All Saints' Chapel becami the visiting I hon m \<< ■< 
dencc ai . on [his was the last ol a long stnng of tours, 

beginning in 1969. "At (this) point, writes former Arts Editor Paige 
Parvinirj 1992, "the choii was composed only of males Ten years 
laU I in 1979, the choir again toured England. Both trips were suc- 
cessful and rewarding for (he choir, and University C hoinnastcr Rob- 
en Delcamp decided the trip should take place every four years so 
that each class of choristers wi mid have the opportunity to participate 
rhechon ictumediol ndandin I 'H4 and 1988 and has now sung in 
27 of England's cathedra Is." 

Liz Appun. writing olilu : IWKiounn.ui micli published on Apr. 22, 
described the complicated matter of arranging a tour "Financing the 
trip has been a long and difficult process Money to pay for room 
and board and to till the financial aid pool comes from many wources, 
including . choil fundraiser! [such as] a raffle for a beautiful 
Fisherman's sweater donated by a well-loved member of the com- 
munity" Eventually thing j ther. as they always do, and the 
University Choir had another smashing success. 
Ms Parvin's BCO >nd article on the 1992 England Tour describes the 
experience admirably: "On the morning of May 22, 1992. a group of 
tired and disoriented Amencan students began to assemble in London's 
Gatwick Airport. At first, all n as a confused jumble of lost luggage, 
found luggage, broken luggac- inge, strange currency, and 
even stranger accents Then Dr. Delcamp arrived on the scene, and 
the dishevelled group slowly became recognizable as Sewanee's own 
Univcr\ir. ' boil 

"The next ten days were a unique experience for the Tour Choi ' In 
one hand they definitely enjoyed til ' nencan tour- 

ists, con timing largj quanftJesofbeainEngJishpobaand 

ma of everything from sheep to street pcrformcrv On the other 
hand, the Tour ( bun wasabreed lightly apart from the typical tour- 
ist The students had the opportunity to take part in the life of the 
Anglican i inn b i. in n. ..horal evensong in seven of England's 
most magnificent cathedrals: Wells. Winchester, St George's Chapel, 
.louccstcr. Salisbury, and Tewkesbury Abbey, s this ser- 
vice is performed daily, the choir was able to experience the Anglican 
tradinon from the point of view of insiders rather than outsiders. The 
choir took this duty scricously and were honored to provide the ser- 
vice in such hi •'• 'in i ithedrals." 

The University Choir has recendy returned from York, maintaining, 
as Dr. Delcamp put it, "that conversation with God Regardless of 
what happens m the rest of the world this is still happening every 
l-urther details of the 2003 England Tour will appear in the 
December issue of the Sewanee Purple A compact disk recording of 
selections from tour music- recorded live in York— is being pro- 
duced \ndDidTh. Sewanee at York Minster 
should be available on Homecoming Weekend 

Page 10 

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October 11, 2003 



Staff Writer 


In my freshman year, a friend of mine wrote an e-mai 

,o Dr. Smith, a relifi professor who requires ane-mai 

a day from his student! in Religion III. about wfafl she 
wanlsherideal husband to be. The list ornfmHM 
was apparently extensive, because the reply from Smitt 
read "You forgot 'walks on water ' " Poml taken 

Thinking back to thai naive email almosl makes me 
nostalgic lor the time when I knew so precisel) wbai i 
wanted in a partner and from a relationship thai I elimi- 
nated "contestants" in the preliminary round. Now being 
a little older. I have relaxed mv -requirements and only 
dismiss someone earl) on il he makes me feel 
queasy... eeechhh. 

But maybe this relaxation of standards has gone too 
far Though our society has moved past women marrying 
atfourteen have our biological instincts evolved to. 
broadening our range ofacceptable" partners are we just 
giving up on finding our "perfect match?" Are we all just 

getting desperate and giving up on fairytale 

The first time I realized that my "rules of participa- 
nt" in the dating g uni had changed was last January. I 
mei a maul of a friend on New Veai s Eve and despite 
his obvious lack ol motivation, adolescenl rebellion 
against his parents and wish to escape to his family farm 

to live without working ,, day in Ins lilc. I fell lor him I 

. plain it and don'l even understand il bul some 
thing between the two of us jusi worked I accepted warranted a curfew iron, his parents 
was on academic probation, and didn't even check his 
messages (which frommj point ofview might have been 
the most irritating behavioi ol all) \ few years ago even 
one ol those issues would have been enough to disqualify 
him bul now I accepted (if grudgingly) his Haws .is well 
.,■ appreciated his attributes ITw bottom line was that i 
loved hanging out with him and so I didn't care if he wasn't 

exactly the Prince I harming He made me 
happy and suddenly that was enough 

Lists of relationship requirements are son ol I" 

sumes— they're flal Resumes don't show personal 

Living it 

'The Guy 9 


I! Ih, I 

, ,„„, time ago I learned that it is much easier to Ihfag you pine for. than wa„ for it to find you. ti 

, sort of eighties litaxim See what you warn thentnkeifl 
i [ad different See what you want, then make it 

! t ** ^^^^fr^rSttiKES? 

| ook . ommitmeni rhen the reality kicks K the "artistic turns out to be an ai. out 

in tolerate and the h '«" *" lun , _ mMW 

migh , pass for desirable on the written P'f ' ^ , . , ' 

ac-cdne-er-do-weiisandct eps [ discovered this in my brief foray into the world of the w««w« "7hv 

T ,o,mybcncrm en, [a dtr ft^™*"fj . "£%£ '£ 

• , mean everyone General opinion^nded .ha. Internet adventure. Good N«*»tW - 

me Lifetime movie of the wed I , i, ,cmed so great, how could I know he had a 

;; \ L a lis, of ,andards for The Guv - capital letters - some of the choicer ndbto were as follows (1 

found them in my black'notcbook written in s.hcrgelpen) : 


| Funny in a subtle way 

| Smarter than me by a lot | 

Devout in his religion of choice | 

Vegetarian t 

Stamp collector (1 have no idea what 
this one's about) 
Actor (Yeah, no ) 
I Older than me by exactly seven years 
| (Why exactly-because 1 was so 
| mature?) 

Gifted writer 
Good singer 
Wants to have five kids 

Likes Indian food 

Likes to try new food 

Sees a lot of movies) ) 

| Is kind 

Likes me. 

Has read more books than me (This 

was when I knew how many books I 

had read. This was when I thought how 

many books I bad read mattered.) 

I grew up The list changed. It now stands as follows: 

K kind 

Likes me 

I his is * h in my ever-successful two year Scwanee career I have dated no one on the mountain 

rhisisw o happy when I met Colin. 

, PP y when I created Colin, if we are to be completely candid. We met at work, down in the 
nnessce Williams Center. I was sewing a burton back onto a vest when 1 felt someone s gaze 

fixed upon me , . « 

C rJlin il mds about six ft et tall. He has no head. He has no lower body to speak of (including certain integral parts ot 
,„,,„, anatomy >H< hasnoarms, His skin is cloth. He is mounted on rollers and very seldom wears any clothes. 
i olin is i dress-form. 
Bui he - WJ <1ress-form. 

In the romantic world inside my head, Colin is a soccer player who wants to be an organic farmer in Brazil or a 
pedi itric ian in Manhati in. While no longer necessarily a religious zealot by any means, tn this new version of self- 
constructed happiness he has a strong albeit puzzled sense of God. 

Best ol .ill. i olin never a anted to be an actor, never wanted to be in a play, never really sought theatre out in any real 
uk h like me and medicine or organii fanning, so we have a lot to bring to each other. 
both homebodies, but enjO) a good time going out and about. He's a terrible chef who loves to cook and an 
BW ful singer, bul loves to sing. 
Neither of us can dance 
Wcarcn t alwaj StO 

I [c puts up v. idi my moods and he makes me laugh I [e's so smart it's kind of disgusting. I don't mean. 'Look at my 
me tell yott verything about everything' smart. 1 mean secure in bis place in the world, secure in his 
knowledgt ol how things work What an amazing way to be all the time! 

NeithCI of US w ere phoi afters before we met I always ran out of things to say, but now I can't go to sleep without 
talking to him i thin! sels the same w i 

,nl he's weird, they're happy that I'm happy. They all agree that Colin is a good name. 

Ofl e Igh DU1 i ami veil by a nun who is at one with his masculinity 

It Ik gets stinks I jusi ■ 'mp out ilic Febreeze li anything, ii smells better than some of the stuff other guys drown 

themselves in 

i olin understands wh> I think cows .ire so funny and why sometime-, i don'l wanl to do anything at all, but read or 

jusi sit 

I olin feno bul tells me I'm beautiful. For the first time ever in my life 1 believe hi I am. 

Bi autiful 

I lk |, i ve gotten a pnet rned. New dress-forms have been wheeled into the costume shop: lady dress- forms 

i v , hi pitfalls In our passionate fictional affaii 

He and I om different worlds, Perhaps it wiU be best to let him go and, to quote Harold and Maude, 


I he best kind ol love is the kind thai is real there's no argument The kind that involves hands and arms and teeth 
and hps and eyes lovely bits, the best Idado! love is never so perfect or constant or easy or attainable, The 

besi kind ol dnotsomt thing you're neoessarilj going to find best 

So we tttisf) 01 isfy ourselves with weekends, with plays, with good coffee, relent- 

mics and CO Dn-in other word*, W« .ill gel pretty good Si talking the talk and walking the walk We 

the Strength Of iCparate people who don't need anyone, who don'l want anyone. We satisfy ourselves with 

ii we are washed in peace and quiet 
Ori ah no arms and no legs and no head, rolls m the il 

October 11, 2003 

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Page 11 

Down the Mountain, 

A two-fold look into the changes in 

Henry SwmU , 

Features editor 

Dungs arc changing in Cowan. The small 
railroad town at the foot of the mountain 
is being renovated. Business owners and 
residents tie joining m the attempt to 
breathe new life into the sleepy village. 
Within the last two years. ( owan has seen 
the opening of five new establishments, 
the beginnings of an annual Fall in Love 
with* uwan" autumn festival, and plans 
foi the addition of at least two more busi- 

The town has had obstacles to overcome. 
Cowan was devastated by an economic 
depression in the 1 970s when a large fac- 
tory, the Cumberland Portland Cement 
Company, closed its doors and mos ed to 
Mississippi rhe industry paid a large 
portion of the salaries in Cowan, and with 
us departure, the economy of the small 
town suffered greatly The commercial business of the town again 
plummeted with the discontinuation of passenger rail. The com- 
munity has been trying for years to regain a strong, viable com- 
merce, and its efforts are beginning to pay off. Two new restau- 
rants, a bakery, a gift shop, and an elegant hotel are now open in 
downtown Cowan, with the promise of other businesses in the 
near future. 

A large amount of credit for this renewal of the town goes to 
Jarod Pearson, president of Cowan's Commercial Club and owner 
of the Franklin-Pearson House. The Commercial Club, which 
focuses on promoting business and strong community relations, 
organized the fall festival two years ago and launched a plan to 
attract small businesses to set up in the town, under the guidance 
of Pearson, who takes great interest in the future of Cowan He 
has been thinking about the potential of the place since he was 


The Right Fork 

Rosemary Puckett 

Staff Writer 

Sometimes when I was a kid. our family would drive out in the country on Sunday 
mornings to see my father preach. We went to places in the Kentucky countryside with 
names like Ebenezer and Campbellsville. They had Ski Cola and general stores and a 
restaurant with a sign saying "eat." Since then I've always found myself wanting to take 
state roads instead of the expressways Let myself know where I am Maybe at McDonalds 
you hear the workers' accents, but other than that you can't find a sense of place - Exit 
138, maybe 1 love anything that is what it is. and I hate plastic places The problem is 
that commercial developments have been beating out the old establishments When 
there is no money for businesses and paint starts to chip, then next thing you know, it's 
practically a ghost town. Sometimes the town economy suffers a major blow when a 
major employer leaves. Sometimes all it takes is a Wal-Mart. It's happening all over the 
country and people are outraged - they feel they are losing their communities. 1 guess 
there's community at Wal-Mart, but it's just not natural, it'sjust not real. Nowadays the 
places around the town square are laundromats and cheap beauty parlors, not any place 
with an aesthetic influence. Until lately I had always written off Cowan as one of these 
old dead towns. The classic early 20" 1 century architecture was already sentenced to the 
same doom it has suffered all over our country Faded and having nothing, or at least not 
much of anything, to give it life. 

A couple of years ago 1 heard that someone had bought the old police station and raised 
the rent on it. The police moved out. Then I talked to a friend who said he had been 
doing renovation work in Cowan for Jared Pearson. To be honest, 1 never really put two 
and two together and figured out what was going on, but when I drove through Cowan 
for the first time this year, I couldn't really believe my eyes. New signs on the buildings, 
lights, classy furniture inside, a new paint job - the town had all of the sudden gotten a 
huge breath of life. 

This last Friday I Came down with two friends to finally check out the new restaurants. 
As we pulled in to town I made it a point to soak it all in I looked at the town park, with 
the railroad station and little log cabin and then across the street at the old bank My 
focus widened to the other white bnck buildings and the ndges of the plateau that amble 
down in the background to frame the whole scene. The mountain makes the town seem 
small and protected, and the town makes the mountain seem big and protective. They fit 
well together, and give a comfortable feel to the whole place The people fit Cowan too 
I guess they're just the kind of friendly people you'd expect to meet beside a big green 
mountain in Tennessee. The laid-back southern demeanor seems to wear Cowan like an 
old shoe. Like you couldn't imagine it being any other way. The town's character is 
about the people, the mountain, and the structures. Oftentimes tourism is the only thing 
to save an old town and though the geography stays the same, the personality changes 
Shops get too cute, restaurants cheesy, and the workers are always, well, too cheesy and 
cute. The best thing about what's happening in Cowan is that Cowan is what's happen- 
ing, not Sewanee or Chattanooga or a summer resort When we ate at Semacoli \. it was 
packed with local people. Tourism might exist to give a place like Cowan a boost on the 
right weekends, but the town can still keep its personality 

The restaurant was great. Good lighting, painted bnck walls, and tasteful trim set a good 
tone for relaxed eating and conversation. Furthering this tone for us was the tour dollar 
corking fee. The portions were so huge and the Focaccia bread such a good appetizer, 
that I don't think any of us downed even half of our meal The p.isij was great, but don't 
go down there expecting a full-tilt Italian restaurant. It is also part Tennessee restaurant 
and 1 found that to be a defini 
when you go down there One 
looked down to see that I had 1 
rassed with myself, and the w 
use the right fork." 

fourv. ild, when he would ride his bike into 

downtown (uwan and write journal entries (bi school 
about the town's possibilities I tae such entrj fa 

on the franklin House and huw he often wondcicd what 

the hotel would be iiu il someone took on the task of 

restoring n 

Pearson goi the chanot to see iboul a yea and a half 

ago. He purchased the franklin House now the I r.inklin- 

Pearson House alone w ith Semfi ola s an Italian restau 

rant which he then sold to his sistei I una IV. u son 1 he 

"old Hoiei. as iIk lot atlfl sun refer to Pearson's build- 

ing, was famous in the 1400s a-, i dining slop loi passen 

gertrams traveling the lines bet« een Nashville and C hat> 

tanooga. The trains had no dining ear-, and would .top u 
small towns along their routes for passen meals 

The elegant hotel in Cowan boasted superb cuisine and 
was a highly-respected dining destination 
Now Cowan is trying io restore somi ol thai icnown 
"We want people to see i. owan .is a destination, 'aihei 
than a place the) just drive through,' says Ken Moscr 
owner of the Goat Track Gourmet Her restaurant opened 

four months ago, and she says business has been verj 
good. She realizes the necessitj ol bunging new busi 
nessio the town "ifpeoplc don't pay attention to( ovi in 
n will die " 

People are certainly starting to pay attention IO( uwan 
The community is using its historj as a small railroad 
towntoattraci and maintain a sei ol clost knil local busi 
ncsscs The relations between the owners ol seemingly 
competing busini wonderful. "We all work to- 

gether." says Dot Lampeater "If someone needs Some 

thing, they |ust come across the street and borrow n 

Ms I ampeater owns the recently-opened Wing 
Things, a gift shop and ,\n gallei j 
The town knows who u will attract with its Old small 
town ambiance t owan is a place foi bat k-road travel 
ers .' says Pearson With its idyllic setting, 
nestled in the foothills ol the ( umhcrland 
Mountains, and its connection to the 'ad- 
road which runs right through downtown, 
Cowan is foi the nostalgic I he road thl 

the heart of Cowan, Highwaj 64, is dotted 
with antique shops. Pearson would even 
like to see restoration of the passenger rail '9 
role in Cowan in the future i he railroad 
is the reason we exisl he says Rose 
Pearson larod's mother who helps him run 
the hotel, says thai guests there low thi 
trains "They love to sit m froul ol 
Semicola's and watch them go by.' iTb 
turn ol passenger rail would he vers help- 

ful in boosting the economies ol ( owan and 

nearby small towns 

For now. (.owan is beginning to see B WOfl 
dertul improvement in then town Pi i 
isnot very worried ih. ii ( owan will turn into 
a cookie-cutter "small town" tourist trap 
"There 's always a possibility ot it," he SB) S, 
"but I feel confident thai the majority ol the 

business owners will want lo protect our 
way ot life, because ii t worth preserving 
"Cowan made me the kind ol person I am 
today." says Pearson "1 want to help Cow an 

'kiss and tell' 

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her one and only. 

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Underworld: If your finger happens to be on the pulse of nerdom 
then you know thai this is an eagerly awaited film. If you arc 
like the rest of the world then you just know Kate Bcckinsale is 
in it Either way. you could very possibly salivate for this film 
sometimes called Romeo ami Juliet, but with vampires and 
werewolves. Beckinsalc is a vampire who has been killing 
werewolves for a REALLY long time. While she is slaughter- 
ing some of the hairier breed, she sees that the wolves have 
taken an interest in Scott Speedmen. The two fall in love and 
everything could come up roses until Speedmen starts howling 
at the full moon. 

Anything Else I am very excited about this film! It's a Woody 
Alien film, but filled with young people! Christina Ricci. Jimmy 
Fallon and Jason Biggs are all involved. The always cool 
Stockard Channing even shows up! What could be wrong? 
Nothing Oh yeah, it is a romantic comedy and Ricci is SUPER 

I ■ >U < reek Manor. Dennis Quaid and Sharon Stone are BACK! 
And badder then ever. . . Okay not really They are in fact a nice 
middle class family who leaves the hustle and bustle of NYC 
for some quiet time in a rural New York mansion. Everything 
is peachy until a loony Stephen Dorff shows up. You see he 
truly wants his house back. It is directed by Mike Figgis who 
directed Leaving Las Vegas so it can't be too bad. 

id Hand Lions: Cute little Haley Joel Osment has returned 
But he doesn't see dead people Nope, nowadays he sees his 
old uncles as former and notorious bank robbers. Or maybe 
they were safari hunters? Either way they just came into a lot 
of money and Osment is very curious as to how. 

Fighting Temptations: Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles 
star in a cute little picture about a big time city fellow who has 
to lead a gospel choir so he can collect a large some of money 
from his aunt's will. I can only assume that this film will in- 
volve romance between the leads The part you should look 
forward to is the really good music. 

Lost in Translation: This quirk , comedy from Sophia Coppola 
has many Oscar ears pricking. The director has a nice pedigree 
and the location (Tokyo) can almost never fail. Where this fimV 
needs to and most likely will succeed is with its tight cast Bill 
Murray, the suddenly popular Scarlett Johansson, and the re- 
markably talented Anna Faris all star m the film about a weary 
ex-TV star and a photographer's wife who form a very unique 
friendship. It doesn't sound like much but the trailers and buzz 
make it a very exciting release. 

Bubba Ho-Tep: If this film is playing AWWHERE near you 
then you MUST go see it Not only does it have the hilarious 
Bruce Campbell and Ossie Davis, but it has them playing an 
elderly EK is and a black JFK, and it has them fighting vampire 
mummies in a retirement home. 

My sources say this film won't actually make it to our area for 
some time, but dosh garnet when it does, go see it. It has re- 
ceived really wonderful reviews and won a whole mess of fes- 
tival awards and dude, it has MUMMIES! September 26 

This weekend is a relatively quiet one. one good movie and a 
few clunkers are involved. If romantic movie in Italy doesn't 
float your boat then catch up with the ones above. 

Under the Tuscan Sun Personally, I am a huge fan of Diane 

Lane and a huge fan of romance in Italy so this film has me 
excited. Basically, a fed up business woman buys a villa in Italy 
and lives there. She then proceeds to meet a hunky Italian half 
her age. gorge on yummy Italian food (without gaining a 
pound!), and soak up the rays on pretty beaches. So yeah, this is 
every middle age woman's fantasy, and mine too! 

The Rundown The Rundown seems to be geared towards 12 
year-old bovs. As such. I am not loo interested m seeing it. The 
Rock plays a big burly bounty hunter who gets hired to rescue a 
moronic, treasure seeking convict (Seann William Scott) from 
the thoroughly cool Christopher Walken. There are pygmies 
and the Rock fights the pygmies. You know, I may see this movie 
because diere is something inherently funny in the Rock fight- 
ing pygmies. 

Duplex: Director Danny DeVito has a penchant for directing 
absurdly funny dark comedies, and Duplex could be another 
one. A screenwriter for the Simpsons and 

Daria. created the plot for this film which stars Drew 
Barrymore and Ben Stiller as newlyweds. DeVllo's directing 
can get a bit too nasty in his quest for dark comedic gold. 
October 3 

School of Rock. This film has me too excited for words. It has 
Jack Black as a substitute teacher for prep school preteens. He 
must turn the kids into a rockin' band and win over the stuffy 
principal (Joan Cusack!) in time for the big contest. Every early 
review I've seen has pegged this movie as smart, funny and just 
plain cool. 

The Human Stain: Beyond the bad title, this movie is another 
Oscar contender. Nicole Kidman and Anthony Hopkins are lov- 
ers, and Hopkins is keeping secrets from everyone. Oh, and 
Gary Sinise plays a colleague who just wants to help It prom- 
ises to be a taunt thriller with many twists, and it was the last 
film of cinematographer, Jean- Yves Escoffier. so if anything 
else it will be quite pretty. The safest bet is to hold out until it is 
re-released at Oscar time. 

Out oj Time: Sure, the one-sheet is really ugly and the title is 
stupid but the plot sounds okay. A police chief must run from 
his own men, while trying to solve a double homicide that he is 
suspected of committing. The only reason this film will do well 
is because Denzel Washington stars and he could read the phone 
- book to sold out crowds 1 1 1 

October 10 

Kill Bill Volume I I've been following this project for some 
time as any Tarantino fan is wont to do. Uma Thurman stars in 
this tribute to all the cool revenge flicks and kung fu movies of 
the 70s. It has a bevy of stars playing assassins. Tarantino wrote 
and directed it. Oh yeah, and this is the first film he's done in 
six years This film will be very huge, so be sure to see it early. 

Mystic River. Three childhood friends reunite to find the killer 
of a young woman. Tim Robbins. Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon 
play the friends. It is directed by Clint Eastwood and was met 
w uh much praise at recent festivals. It looks to be Eastwood's 
big Oscar contender this year and a huge step up from his 
clunker, Blood Work. 

Intolerable Cruelty: What more could you ask for? Catherine 
Zeta-Jones and George Clooney in a romantic comedy by the 
Cohen Bros. This film will be incapable of doing wrong. In fact 
it looks to be very, very, very good. 

Well that is about it for the next four weeks. I figure I've given 
you enough to chew on . Next month , I' 1 1 be covering the rest of 
October and all of November. See you then! 

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Sports Nation 

Qylan Lane 

Sports Editor 

What is in a word? The title 
"student athlete" for years has 
been the epitome of success in 
both education and physical 
prowess, but in the past decade 
or so the increasing commer- 
cialization and hunger for col- 
legiate sports has made the des- 
ignation of being a sports ath- 
lete less enjoyable and increas- 
ingly stressful. Is this burden 
that rests so heavily on today's 
student athletes corrupting the 
purity of sports that used to 
pride themselves on heart and 

Many students and faculty 
probably believe that Sewanee 
can be excluded from this topic 
because the school does not of- 
fer athletic scholarships to un- 
dergraduate students, when in 
fact, this is the exact reason for 
why debates on such topics are 
imperative. A student who 
chooses to apply for enroll- 
ment at Sewanee to be a stu- 
dent athlete might have a pre- 
conception that sports on the 
mountain are less demanding 
because the SCAC is Div. III. 
So coming to Sewanee often 
displays a desire for a challeng- 
ing education, while also par- 
ticipating in a sport that one has 
always loved. 

This ideal situation does not 
stay unscathed for long, as 
football and both soccer teams 
arrive a couple weeks earlier 
then other students to enjoy fun 
two-a-days in the summer sun: 
meaning that freshman athletes 
competing in these sports will 
not be able to participate in ori- 
entation activities nor will they 
have much time to get ac- 
quainted with the beautiful 
ecosystem that is Sewanee. 
This does not seem all that 
pressing of a problem as sports 
are extra-curricular in nature, 
and so, sacrifices obviously 
must be made. 

Once school starts most var- 
Mty teams practice four days a 
week, as sanctioned by the 
SCAC. Practices can run any- 
where from an hour to four 
hours, not including team 
meetings and mandatory 
weight-lifting times. Now of 
course, as many students are 
aware, that would total about 
fifteen hours of dedication to 
athletic responsibilities during 
the week. Now, excluding any 
excessive fatigue that may en- 
sue, student athletes might not 
be exceedingly hard-pressed to 
complete their studies in such 
a given week. 

A worthwhile and interest- 
ing note is that many student 
athletes at Sewanee, because 
they were not eligible for ath- 
letic scholarship, must perform 
weekly duties of work-study. 
For most this means eight 
hours during the week in which 

they are presumably unable to 
study and unable to sleep. So 
now some student athletes are 
up to 23 hours of non-study re- 
lated activities. Not so bad?! 

Of course, then there is that 
notion of sleep, which many stu- 
dents at Sewanee ignore drasti- 
cally, but for student athletes, 
eight hours of sleep would be a 
bare necessity to rest and replen- 
ish the body for the next days 
work. So on average, hopefully, 
40 hours of sleep during the 
week, plus the 23 hours of non- 
study related activities. Brings 
our total to roughly 63 hours of 
books being closed and neatly 
tucked away for safekeeping. 

Well if there are 120 hours to 
spend during the week we are 
already half way into our time 
slot. The last factor I wish to 
present is of course the attend- 
ing of classes, which, unlike on 
large public campuses, is quite 
mandatory at Sewanee, and 
rightfully so. The average stu- 
dent who takes four four credit 
classes during a semester is go- 
ing to be in class for approxi- 
mately six to eight hours a 
week, not including language 
and science labs. That's 70 
hours, plus about 10 hours a 
week for dining, to 80 hours. 
And hopefully the student ath- 
lete does not desire to be in a 
fraternity or sorority, like the 
nearly 90% of the rest of the 
campus, because if so, we are 
looking at another five or more 
hours a week that is going to be 

Currently I think, give or take 
five hours, this accurately 
shows that the average student 
athlete is occupied for about 1 00 
of the 120 hours of the week. 
That leaves approximately four 
hours a day to focus on school- 
work, social activity, and relax- 
ation. Trying to disregard the 
common belief among Sewanee 
faculty that students should 
spend two hours to every one 
hour they are in class, because 
that would definitely put us over 
our four-hour window that still 

What is the purpose of this 
timetable? Should student ath- 
letes be paid for their role on 
sports teams at Sewanee? 
Heaven forbid such a thought, 
but this issue, which is running 
rampant across the nation has a 
logical place for debate right 
here on the mountain as well. 
Student athletes at Sewanee 
love their sports, which is evi- 
dent whenever you attend any 
competition in which students 
sport the Sewanee emblem on 
their jerseys. The question is, 
should Sewanee offer financial, 
or educational relief to these stu- 
dents who sweat and bleed 
Sewanee colors on a daily ba- 


Men's Soccer Excites 

Dylan Laae 

Sports hditor 

Only five games into the fall 
season and the Sewanee men's 
soccer team has already pro- 
vided plenty of excitement and 
promise for fans and support- 
ers on the mountain On the 
opening weekend ot the sea- 
son the men hosted and won 
their fourth consecutive Kyle 
Rote Jr Invitational with two 
impressive victories Butihes 
did not capture the title easiK 
defeating nationals ranked 
Richard Stockton (N.I ). 2-1 in 
overtime and pulling away in 
the second half from Mr 
sippi College for > 3-0 \ ictory. 

Junior forward Andy 
Mantini had a monster week- 
end scoring the w inning goals 
in both games, including an 
unassisted 30-yard run to end 
the game in the first half ol the 
overtime against Richard 
Stockton. Fortunately the per- 
formances of the team and 
Mantini did not go unrecog- 
nized as the Sewanee men 
cracked the national rankings 
for the first time in three years, 
starting the next week ranked 
number twenty-five in the 
country. Maintini's pel 
mance was also recognized as 
he was given the player ol the 
week award for the SC \' 

Unfortunately the team was 
unable to carry the momentum 
from their first weekend over 
to the Rhodes Invitational. 
(Tn.) the next weekend. The 
team was defeated 1-0 in a 
tight contest against yearly toe 
Washington University. (Mo) 
The team was able to salvage 
i he weekend by defeating 
Bethel College to wrap things 
up, but lost hold of its national 
ranking ol the past week. 

I he next week it was off to 
llunis\ ille. AL, where the Ti- 
de teated host Alabama- 
Huntsville 3- I The team S 
comeback was led by senior 
captain and fullback Kyle 

Johnston's goal and w as fin- 
ished off by freshman 
midfielder Jason Chen's goal 
Sophomore Trey Moore 
rounded out the scoring in the 
82 nd minute stopping any hopes 
of a late comeback The only 
other game oi the season was 
against Fisk University and 
was postponed until later no- 

The men's team will be in 
a< non during parents' weekend 
here OD campus taking on 
Cumberland University on Sat- 
urday the 20 lh . The team starts 
conference play on the week- 

end of the 2 7 ,h here on the 
Mountain as well, against 
Southwestern University, (Tx) 
That Sunday the team will play 
host to last year's national 
Semifmalist, and currently the 
lop ranked team in the country. 
Trinity University. (Tx) in a 
game that is sure to have im- 
portant implications for the 
rest of the 2003 season 

As usual, the SCAC is 
loaded with talent in the men's 
side with four teams already 
laying claim to national 
rankings early in the season. 
Along with Trinity, teams such 
as Rhodes, currently 21" in the 
country, and Depauw Univer- 
sity, (hid ), and Sewanee have 
had a taste of the national 

The team appears well 
equipped to challenge for a top 
finish m the SCAC with seven 
returning starters, and experi- 
enced players coming in off the 
bench. The team also added a 
transfer who has looked solid 
in the early season, sophomore 
Alex Marsden from Atlanta, 
< ieorgia. The team has plenty 
of depth with a handful of 
freshman coming in this year 
with the opportunity to learn 
from the older players. 

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selling sandwiches, then they start 
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W Gift/if ' Wasted! 

• A compiled list of the 7i^ 21 Tips from seniors about 
hfm t n r t thP most out of this FalLP arty Weeke nd 

aiv/ TV — *** P^ ■ Collected h> 'Fa 

1). Don't hump stop signs 


Collected by 'Father Purple' 

Disclaimer: These views do not nceesarily reflect the 

vie* of the Editing Staff of The Purple 

2). Wear underpants 
3). Don't wear underpants 

4). Drink Bloody Mary with two tablespoons of 
Tobasco-sweat it all out first thing in the morning 
5). Play Edward-fortyhands to stay with in your limits 
6). Wear sunsceen (to the football game) 
7). A gram of coke and an umbrella 
8). Don't get in Lake Trez 

9). Eat some food in the morning. Proteins... something 
to stick to your bones! 
10). Wake-n-Bake 

1 1 ). If you're not Joe Fritz, don't drink for 12 straight 
hours-cause you won't make it, son! 
12). Do some Calisthenics 
13). Do not limit yourself to Alcohol!!! 
14). Sweat your tears 
1 5). Bingers for Breakfast! 

16). End one withdrawal for a substance by doing an- 
other one 

17). Drink water and never give up. 
1 8). On Saturday you either climb or crash. Find the 
mid-day plateau follow by a rally. 
19). Puking = 'Passing out with no excuses' 
20). Goody's Headache Powder as soon as you wake 


(Put it on my tongue man! ) 

21 ). Take full advantage of Pimps & Hos 

Some to grow on... 

22). Don't go to Bone Pony 
23). Bring your own solo cup! 

Gettin' Sober, 

Real Fast 

24). Go to earrly liquir partyies = more beer! 
25). Don't try to walk home from 

With the approach oj another "parti "u i ekend here in Sewanee, we might want to give some 
thought to the possible consequences oj o-ver-indulging. Here are some statistics from a re- 
ntly completed study In the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. 
rn. Health Services 

Have fun this weekend, but be careful. There are people who love you and care about what happens to you. 



1 ,40< I college students between the 
ages of IS and 24 die each year 
1 1 nni alcohol-related unintentional 

injuries, including motor vehicle 



More than 600,000 students be- 
tween the ages of 18 and 24 are 
mlted by another student who 
has been drinking 

Injury: 500,000 students be- 
tween the ages of IS and 24 
unintentional 1) injured 
under the influence of alcohol 

Academic Problems: About 25 percent of 
college students report academic conse- 
quences of their drinking including missing 
class, falling behind, doing poorly on exams 
or papers, and recei\ ing lower grades over- 

Sexual Abuse: 

More than 70,000 stu- 
dents between the ages of 
18 and 24 are victims of 
alcohol-related sexual 
assault or date rape 

Drunk Driving: 2.1 mil- 
lion students between the 
ages of 18 and 24 drove 
under the influence of al- 
cohol last year 


Alcohol Abuse and Dependence: 31 percent of college students met criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse, 
and 6 percent for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence in the past 12 months. 

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Safety in the Numbers? 

"Did the Dining Hall Score High Enough for You? 

Margaret jChadbourn 


he Department of Health, re- 
iponsible for regulating food service 
;stablishments in Tennessee, paid a 
outine visit to Sewanee"s dining fac- 
lities on November 11, 2003. Although 
hese assessments occur twice a year and 
vithout nonce, the recent health tnspec- 
lon happened amidst growing speculation 
an campus that McClurg employees have 
faUed to keep the dining hall clean and 



"Last week, I svent and sat down and 
began to eat my fruit salad, only to find a 
used band-aid in the salad," said senior 
Dietrich Parker. "I'm just disgusted with 
McClurg and if 1 go at all anymore, all I'll 
eat is a peanut butter and jelly sandwich." 
she continued. 

Other students have noticed simi- 
lar problems while dining at 

What Were You 
Doing on Tuesday 
When all over 
Campus the Lights 
Went Out? 

(Left) McCrady With Emergency Lights 

IMIIIam I'tlnon 

McClurg. "When I went to the 
Asian Bar, a McClurg employee « BS 
taking out the trash I asked him for 
a salad and he pro, ceded to use the 
same gloves to fix the food thai he 
used while handling the trash." said 
Kati Shaut Her uitematc. Betsy 
Dortch, added. "Sec. this is reason 
number 487 why we shouldn't eat 
at McClurg, but m. funds won't al- 
low it." 

Parker immediately notified Lee 
Boyd, then manager at McClurg, of 
the situation with her food She sug- 
gested they take the salad from the 
fruit bar. "1 just think if you're in 
the restaurant business, you need to 
be wearing gloves at all times and 
this never should have happened," 
Parker stated, "Thi whole situation 
has made me a lot more aware of the 
places 1 select to e ii in 

Ensuring food service estab- 
lishments meet regulated state laws, 
the Health Department initially 
found 10 critical points that caused 

McClurg to score poorly on its 
health inspection and required it to 

undergo further examination Its 
score of 77 necessitated Dining I [all 
Director Keith Davis, and Ins si. ill 
to make immediate changes and of- 
fer a letter to the Department of 

i lealth proving thai they had, v. ifhin 

a ten-day period, dealt with the 
problems addressed by the health 

citations Once n.n is resubmitted a 

letter proving the adjustments were 
made. McClurg passed as ,i safe 
place to eat with .i follow-up inspec- 
tion score of 88. 
"Health inspections are .i great 

thing which mosi people dre.ul 
They act as fresh eyes and help bring 
you to a better awareness ot the 
things going on. No mailer the 
score, they're always positive 
marked Davis in response to the re- 
cent assessment "There were cer- 
tain items pointed out during our 
health inspection that required fol- 

A 77 isn't thai 
bad. ..but not very 

low up inspec tton and others 
that did noi i 1 "' I can explain 
why," he said 

i sing n 44-item list, a maxi 
mumol LOO points is obtainable, 
with thirteen ol the items on the 
scale considered critical 11 an) 
critical points .ire deducted dur- 
ing the initial inspection. State 
law allow s ihese to DC redeemed 
it corrected within ten davs dm 

mg a follow - » 1 1 » tnspei rton 
Continued on Page 3 

HOOKLNGUp Makes Marquardtthe Debate 


Stepping Into a 

New Sewanee 

Margaret Hughes 

Visiting Lecturer, Elizabeth Marquardt, speaks at Sewanee 


\ews I dilor 

Rosilyn R avborn_ 

Staff Writer 


m ight formations, garbage can banging, foot stomping, syn 
chronized line dances. No. this is not stomp, it's something tat 
from it. It is something that has a long rich history of culture am 
tradition, It's something thai the \frican American Alliance ha; 
been planning and pushing to get on the mountain for three years 

This is step. 

The African American Alliance sponsored Its second s,ep show 
in three years and it was definitely worth the wait, The show con- 

Step Shows hitting the Sewanee scenc.a new 
tradition on the mountain? 

stoedof various fiatemiUM and sororities from across the South 

peting withtheir displays ofskilled steps Juno and style 



event -ha- promoted unit) and allowed members to show loyalty 

,„„,„. letten LuqmanSalam president of the African 

(Continued Next Page) 

lizabeth Marquardt- coauthor of the report "Hanging Out. Hook- 
ing Up. and Hoping for Mr. Right," presented the findings of her sur- 
vey as part of the "How, Then. Shall We Live'" Lecture Senes on 
November 3 in Convocation Marquardt 's presentation was one < .1 a 
series of events geared toward engaging Sewanee students and faculty 
members in a campus-wide conversation about relationships on cam- 
pus. Marquardt and Norval Glenn performed tins survey to try to 
understand the dating and mating habits of heterosexual college stu- 
dents, particularly as a way of analyzing the future of mamage in 
America Marquardt and Glenn came across a phenomenon, well 
known here in Sewanee among undergraduates, of "hooking up." an 
ambiguous term commonly u-ed to describe relationships— or encoun- 
ters— between college-age men and women. 

Based on the findings of their survey. Marquardt and Glenn make 
three recommendations for students' engaging in the hooking up cul- 
ture. Their report ( 1 ) suggest - thai adults should play an active and 
involved role in the courtship of today's young people, (2) asks col- 
lege men to take "greater...ininative" in dating, rather than letting "the 
burden of dating and mating' l all on the woman. and< 3) recommends 
that college students should develop more appropriate dating rituals as 
a way to guide young people, recognizing that "socially defined court- 
ship is an important pathwa> to more successful marriages." 
These findings raised contnnersy on campus, with students and (ac- 
uity alike discussing the survey and its implicaUoas for Sewanee. 
Though attitudes are mixed, and critics of the survey vehemently ob- 
ject to various aspects of it, this lecture series opened a much-needed 
dialogue across campus, giving men and women, students and faculty, 
the chance to discuss issues of social life and sexuality in an open, 
intellectual environment 

The lecture series began with a faculty panel on October 28, in v. hich 
V ariOUS faculty members shared reactions to Marquardt 's survey and 
thoughts on the issues it addressed. The panel included Elizabeth Outka 
(English). Jill Hendnckson (Economics). Annwn Myers (Chaplain's 
Office), and Richard O'Connor (Anthropology), and each panelist of- 
fered a different response to Marquardt's report based on individual 
fields of study (All of the professors' comments from tins panel are 
available on-line at Prof Outka 
ments are also published in this issue's "Forum for Your Thoughts."') 
Dr. Hendnckson began the panel by giving an outline of Marquardt's 
survey methods: first, Marquardt and her associates personally inter- 
viewed 62 women on 1 1 different campuses, with each interview last- 
ing approximately two hour, These personal interviews, which pro- 
vide most of the detailed information in the report, were subst ant i at e d 
by 20-minute telephone inten ieu i with 1 .000 college women nation- 
wide. None of the eln en c -lieges selected as locations for the per- 
sonal interviews were religiously affiliated, but some of the women 
participating in the telephone survey attended religious schools. Though 
seemingly small, a group of 1 ,000 is a typical polling group size, used 

by Gallup and other polling organizations in then lurvej ■ Itatisti 
cally. a group of ijkhi provides relative!) accurate results lhatcon 
be magnified to reflect broadei opinions 
Dr. Outka, though, pointed oui the grave problem ol usi'i. 
timonies of these women to draw broader conclusions aboul "col 
lege women" as a u hole Only hetesc*exual women Ibrexample 
were interviewed, so lesbian and bisexual "' repre- 

sented m the survey. 

Dr. O'Connor presented a historical -uithropological perspective 
on the possible realms tor Marquardt's survey discovery, citinj 
three particular societal developmeni oftht hook-up 

phenomenon First consumeris Durselftadlvidua! 

ism," erwouraged people to shop around for eveiything including 
Alter watching cornmercials advert ppliea 

of superlative hems(the fastest car, me largest w. die lowest credii 
card rate), people saw Iheii choices open in all areas nol only in 
consumer goods "Why should shopping stop ai the mall 

nnor, when we ha* : more choices than wi 

could e\e. know whal tod i * itfa Second, the decline ol the middle 
class, which has historically I roup in society I 

emednioralcodea.haigivenvvaytoamoreslaAIj Until 
ety. VVin^Iesabopeforcumbingthesocioecorjomic ladder(tl 
to politics thai benefit the rich), andagreatex celebration ol celeb- 
i,- v the middle class has thinned out and with it Ihe 

traditional middle class sensibilities I inaUy, i weake B i il 

^differences has led toi unb iguitj ol waalrota collegecarn- 

puses; with men and women equally unsure of^upositions within 
college society, the dating scene under.tand.ihK sufii 
flute | tribute to ute amorphous, undefined relationships 

that tend to develop on college campuses 
Finally. Reverend Myers discussed society sdiscomfo 
munication as one of the large obstacles wwardfonnin 
fill relationships She noted thai oui no 
ourselves for fear ot rejection Ot embarrassment inhifa 
talking aix.ut our desires, which then prevents Ok dev 
meaningful relationships By opening dialogue, both within pea 
groups as well as between the generations we will all have B hettei 
understanding of what others ejqjed Bom as and will also help 
students articulate their own desires B subject that Dr. Out) 
covered in her presentation 

By the time Elizabeth Marquardt armed on Sewanee, her report 
had already ignited both formal and informs conversations on the 
mountain I ler presentation of the survey the following week cov- 
en^ , about the finding further explaining 
the recommendations she and Glenn proposed The lecture, held 

,n( onvoc-ation Hail di d, causing many students 

and community members having to stand and sit on the floor as the 

seats filled up 

(Continued Page 4) 


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November 21, 2003 

Police Blotter 

Sherlock Holmes's Watchdog and the 
Classical Limit of Quantum Mechanics 

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Fast Facts on Dieting 

Is there a Ri^ht'oneforyou? 

"an Styer, professor of phys- 
io at Obcrltn College, spoke to .i 
•.urpnsingly large crowd Wedncs- 
,Liv about Quantum Theory, a large 
topic of physics bred in the early 
tw entjeth century and still causing 
toil today Styer named hi- talk 
Sherlock Holmes's Watchdog 
,md the Classical Limit of Quan- 
tum Mechanics What is Quan- 
lum Theory? The words of physi- 
cist Niels Bohr may spark some 
interest, which insist, '"Anyone 
who is not shocked by Quantum 
hairs has not understood it" I 
actually don't agree with the limit 
| d ihr imposes on the bewilderment 
( .luantum Theory causes—you can 
-lill be shocked by what the theory 
means even without fully under- 
-i.inding it. 

Styer 's Wednesday night audi- 
ence can testify to this; Styer took 
the opportunity to bewilder the 
idience by communicating what 
,'uantum Theory means on the 
ml. ice. In his quote. Niels 
Bohr makes a promise; If one un- 
rstands Quantum Tlieory, he or 
ie \sill be shocked. Even for those 
who left the talk with the slightest 
increase of undcrMandtng of the 
sory 'In- promise came true 
er -ucccssfully left his audience 
bewildered and disturbed by the 
leaning of Quantum Theory. 
hich ironically means that the au- 
dience left with some understand- 
ne theory's meaning This 
the paradox that is Quantum 
henry to understand it is to be 
Ailderedby it 

So again, what is Quantum 
Ihcory? Sty ler likeas the Theory 
i i pa-sage from Sir Arthur Conan 
i , Ie --hurt story "Silver Blaze" 
duel has, Stolen .i prized race- 
Ijofse liiunitssUible, undetected by 
the watchdog, .mil .i dialogue fol- 

lows the incident 

"Is there any point t. > wM 
would wish to draw my attention '" 
[asked Inspector Gregory]. 

'To the curious incident of the 
dog in the night-time." | replied 

I loll lie- | 

"The dog did nothing in the 
night-time " 

"That wasthecunous incident,'" 
remarked Sherlock Holmes 

In .i way .we lepresent the in- 
quisitive inspector, Styer (the 
speaker) rep r e s ents the inspired 
Holmes, and most importandy the 
dog in the night represents Quan- 
t u m 
studies the 
beha\ tor 
ol the tini- 
est par- 
called el- 
like pho- 
tons or 
So. like 

"the overall 

message being 

that the lack 

of something 

can be just as 

telling as the 

presence of 

something. " 

not behave like human-sized thing; 
(for instance a tennis ball or ai 
apple) and therefore do not follow 
the same laws of motion. The law 
of motions for human-sized tiling} 
I like the tennis ball) we call Clas 
sical Laws of Motion (oi 
Newtonian LawsofMouon, New 
ton was the one supposedly struck 
on the head by an apple, caustn 1 
the discovery of gravity). 

Elementary or quanta! particle? 
require new laws of motion, am 
since tliis requirement was only re 
cently stipulated in the late nine 
teenth century, the physical law; 
to describe elementary particle* 
have not been com 
plctcly confirmed Thi< 
is why we call the stud) 
Quantum Theory 
though Quantum Phys 
ics involves many legit 
mately tested formula! 
and equations that de 
scribe the nature of tin) 
elementary particles, if; 
ItUl only theory. El 
ementary particles' lad 
of dependence on clas 
sical laws resemble ' 1h< 
dog in the night," say: 
Styer, "the overall mes 
sage being that the lack 
of something can be just as tellinj 
as the presence of something.' 
Holmes knew that the dog's inac 
hvity in the night meant the thie 
knew the dog, so the dog's failun 
to bark became the case-solvin r 
clue for Holmes. The behavior o 
Quantal particles may not imme 
diately reveal themselves to physi 
cists like larger, human-sized par 
tides do and have done 
However Styer suggests 
that, like Sherlock Holmes 

Sarah I homtl 

Staff Wrtta 

Oewanee like American sot ii tj 
the diet bug Students partit u- 

Image, won sine BbOUl HOW. imikIi 

perceived as eating and what size 

more than men , ined 

other- women foi example, 
peeks, intimidated to walk alone 
Furthermore women's clothing 
fid oi theii si I-. Vben rombie 
pants in si/e 00 which allows 
si/e K all this size inflation 
size B novi fit .1 woman » ho 
The focus on being skinn) undei 
of being healths and thi n 


en bin, 1 b> 

I. n Is iv 1 osei hody 

ihes e.n how much thi are 
clothe- the) wear Women, 

with the way the) ftp] 

vs. ilk through McClurg m 

pa-l the tables lined with men 

ston - force women to bi mind- 
.11 ui 1 itch has begun producing 
women to weara -mailer 
pants that used to be labeled 
would have worn a size 10 1 
mine- the more pressin 
numerous did plan- that pro- 

fess to be the one thai works I he long-term relativel) unknown, leaving qui itions 

about whether these diets re. ills work 01 w hethei dies are mils temporar) solutions in an effort 
to make Sewanee aware of the numerous diets and people to think about theii health 

not just their weight Thi Purph has gathered a list ofsomeofthe most prevalent diets iinnk 
•bout the risks and benefits ol these diets keeping in mind thai Di * ind) Simms, visiting 
aVetician and therapist md psychologist Di Bethan) 1 oht both agrot that being health) mat- 
ins mue ti more than being thin 

The South Beach 1 >iei 1 he goal 1- to learn ti the 1 ighi fats and health) eating habits " 

This diei doe- noi mandate counting t alories or restrict portion size 

Low Carbohydrate High Protein [he Atkins's Diei is the mosl famous type ol this diet thai 
restricts almost all carbohydrates, with most ol the dieter's caloi from protein it 

permits limitless saturated fats th< kinds found in meal and buttet 

The National Ciuidclines 1 fit food pyramid suggested people eat a 6-12 servings of carbohy- 
Mates, 3-S servings of vegetable: ichofdairy foods and 

proteins, and sparse amounts ol fats, oils, and -.» eeis i ss ww.nal.usda. gov ) Some studies, though, 
now show that starches like white bread and poi.itoe- increase blood sugai li ' than 


Low Fat/High I arbohydratc [his is the mosl common diet be* ause most people who follow 
it are unaware oi .ins particular dieting habits ' lunce Rm ounce fats base nun, i alories than 
carbohydrate-, bul these foods have different effects on the bod) w hen we eat t.ii-. we are 
satiated and know to stop eating Refined carbohydrates, thought < changes in blood 

sugar levels and stimulate hunget encouraging overeat 

The Vegan Diet I Ins diet eliminate- all loo, i than 150 ingredients) .derived from ani- 

snals ( www.vct; ) This diet is almost ii to follow using voui 

only source ol fo 

The Zone Diei attet people learned Jennifer \ni-ion was a followei 

The diet is focused on weight loss and boosting metabolism and a 1 loss- the dieter to eai a small 
■mount ol protein at each meal and twice the amount oi favorable cuimiisdi iu- and a 
smaller number of "unfavorable" 1 irbohydj 

Step Show 

cont from page 1 

Alliance and Sewanee s 
(iamma Sigma Phi fraternity, 
expressed his happiness at how 
svell the Sewanee community 
received the -how, "The show 
lyenl really well It brought a 
brand-new atmosphere to the 
Mountain, one that Sewancc's 
not used to, but everyone still 
enjoyed it. Ii helped diversify 
Sewanee and it shows that 
Sewanee is esolving into a 
more multicultural institution." 

Gamma Sigma Phi along 
,vith Phi Sigma Theta (PST) 
contributed to the step show by 
performing a collaborative in- 
troduction to represent 
sewanee's Greek community 

Andrea Batey-Talley, prcsi- 
lent oi PST said, "The step 
how was great! [he different 
•map- thai participated really 
showed true unity and were 
great examples for the Sew anee 
(.reek system I really respect 
those group- because stepping 
isn't easy " 

v\ lun describing the steps 
thai were performed, difficult is 
an understatement it's more 
like jaw -dropping impressive 
The energy, creativity, and skill 
these groups displayed has in- 
spired Sewanee sororities and 
fraternities to wanl to put theii 
1 iTT wants 
to be in it next time!" on 
excited member screamed dur- 
ing the -how 

Other soronty members al 
Sewanei have also expressed 

the desire 10 participate m fu- 
ture step shows Judging hs 
how the community has cm- 
1,1, ed this step -boss, we can 

add thi- to the main -landing 
Sewanee traditions. 


make- Holmes and the inspector 
blind to the dog. tininess makes us 
blind to the behavior of elemen- 
tary particles. A flashlight (and 
being in the right place at die nght 
time) would do for Holmes what 
one hundred years of mathemati- 
cal derivations and innovative ex- 
periments have done for Einstein, 
Bohr, and other great twentieth 
century physicists elucidate the 
whereabouts and motion of the 
sought after object, whether it be a 

leetror, The kindred ^o^ ^kfcjepse. Q 
.,U,lei,l,tH,nsan,l,heon/- ^ ,„,„,,, . UIunl .u 1L , ,,-„ , 

inghayt?ai ica-r led in the cone m- 11% „ QuanlumT heorv Brings 

-1, in that elementary particles do us df)ser |o so)v|ng me cas£ 

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Shedding Light on Lighting Up 

Frantic Hurt lint- 

Staff Writer 


low, I'm not as naive as some may argue - I'm not going 
to kid myself into thinking that choking you with the death-re- 
lated statistics I dug up is going to make you want to race to the 
market and buy the patch. So don't mistake my purpose for this 
article. Just think of this piece as a method for clearing the smoke 
about cigarettes (sorry, couldn't resist the pun). 

In case you don't know me or hadn't figured out my position, 
I'm an unassailable nonsmoker. But give me some credit - I 
smoked for a theatrical production last year, which left me crav- 
ing nicotine for three months. I feel for you addicts, I really do. 
So here's my objective; I want to get to the bottom of the 
smoking situation we have here in our little college of Sewanee. 
I wondered and have asked: "Why is smoking such a popular 
part of the social scene'' Why have smokers chosen their path 
and nonsmokers theirs? Why do students choose to do it even 
with all the knowledge available concerning the harmful effects? 
" I set out to interview twenty students, smokers and nonsmok- 
ers alike, in hopes of finding some answers. 

First, why is smoking so trendy, or at least common, in the 
social scene on campus? Sophomore 
Jarrod Blackwood offers a unique expla- 
nation for himself: "Late at night, when 
I'm drunk and everybody around me is 
smoking, I can't stand the smell of ciga- 
rettes, so I smoke one." Junior Charlotte 
Caldwell gives an alternate reason: "Col- 
lege itself is the atmosphere for smoking 
for me. It provides conversation. I en- 
joy it." Others agree that this activity is 
a way to meet new people - when some- 
one wants to bum a cigarette or needs a 
light, or you need the same from another. 
Many believe that it goes hand-in-hand 
with drinking. For that reason, some only 
smoke on the weekends when partying. 
One woman says that having a smoke when drunk enhances the 
feeling of drunkenness - a good way to party harder without 
over-drinking. Junior Tom Manshack comments, "It's easier to 
take drags if you've been drinking because it relaxes the throat 
I feel a weird compulsion to smoke when I'm drinking, but when 
I'm sober, I don't want to." But what about the 'coolness' fac- 
tor? Do students feel peer pressure to engage in smoking? "No," 
answers almost everyone. Drinking could easily fall under that 
category, but a student usually chooses to smoke only for the 
sake of its enjoyment. 

So what is it about smoking that appeals to the puffers and 
what repels the others? Smokers agree that this activity is great 
for relaxing the body but at the same time for giving it energy. It 
is great for study and work breaks because it helps a person to 
stay awake and keep focused: "(It is] always a good excuse for a 
break," says Caldwell. Smoking especially helps stress and anxi- 
ety decrease. For those who are body-image conscious, it is a 
good appetite suppressant Sophomore Caroline Long remarks 

that its benefits are "pleasure, 
relaxation, something to do, 
and an oral fixation." A rea- 
son unique to Sewanee is the 
cost of a pack of cigarettes: a 
pack costs up to $7 50 in the 
cities, and a pack here costs 
around $2 SO While most ad- 
mit not starting or becoming 
very involved in smoking un- 
til college, others say that they 
began in high school Rebel- 
lion and the attempt to fit in 
seem to be the top two reasons 
for those who lit up before coming to Sewanee However, al- 
though the phases stated have passed for the pre-Sewanee smok- 
ers, their addiction, they admit, keeps them puffing. 

For many of the quitters or the non-smokers, disgust and health 
issues stop them from taking drags. "Because I grew up with 
parents who smoke, I am completely repulsed by the smell and 

"A reason unique to 

Sewanee is the cost of a 

pack of cigarettes: a 

pack cost up to $7,50 

in the cities, and a pack 

here costs around 


sight of cigarettes." freshman Hruic Tavlor says Another woman 
has stayed away because of the way cigarettes have affected her 
mother. "My mom gets really angry when she doesn't smoke for 
a while." Another student, junior William Parson, states. "I never 
saw the need to incorporate into my life." Some have specific 
reasons; Athletes don't start for the sake of training better, while 
asthmatic students feel they can'l afford ins more hindrance to 
their breathing. Most are awurc of the potential future difficul- 
ties smoking can cause, such as lung cancer and heart attack 
Some even go as far as to calling a cigarette a "cancer stick " 
Taylor has chosen not to engage in this because he feels thai 
"cigarettes cut lives dramatically shorter." For these nonsnmk- 
crs. being part of the social scene just isn't worth the effects of] 

So. finally, let's address the question that many nonsmokers 
arc baffled by: Why do students choose to smoke even with all 
the knowledge available concerning the harmful effects? One 
reason may be the sense of invincibility "There is a bit of feel- 
ing invincible in this age group, and maybe they think the results 
of smoking at an early age will not give 
ihem the side effects and damage of those 
who have smoked for years," observes 
Anne M. Sitz of the University Health 
Service "Perhaps," she adds, "we all feel 
that the consequences of our unhealthy 
behavior will not be great if we only 'do 
u a few i nes A good number oi ItU- 
dents assured me in their interviews that 
they plan to quit when college is over, 
when it is no longer so prevalent in ihc 
social scene. Long, on the other hand, 
says, "I plan on quitting when my asthma 
gets worse" For whatever reason, most 
seem to have the intention to give it up 
and not keep it as a lifelong habit. In 
this light, many students believe |ust what Sit? suggested they 
do: that smoking for only these few years will not be as harmful 
as smoking one's entire life would be 

So let's finally get to the bottom oi this dirty habit - is smok- 
ing cigarettes truly worth the relaxation, the pleasure, or any of 
the other benefits it brings? Sure. I'll admit that in my ephem- 
eral experience with cigarettes I felt, despite my bad breath a 
good amount of pleasure in the calmness it brought to me. but 
coughing up black phlegm for three days was not my idea of an 
enjoyable side effect Perhaps what 1 should ask is this: Are we 
really aware of all the harm that cigarette smoke can bring its 
user? First let's take a look at addiction and quitting: Most of 
the students I interviewed have plans to stop smoking when col- 
lege ends or when they have children The problem is only a 
small percentage of addicts (aboui 3% who use willpower) suc- 
ceed in quitting, although addiction results from smoking only a 
few cigarettes ( Also, most smok- 
ers are not aware of how they affect others around them "Sec- 
ondhand cigarette smoke kills about 53,000 Americans per year" 
(http://www I asked many of my interviewees 
about what percentage of people will die who smoke, and the 
average answer I received was 15' i According to the Truth 
campaign, "Cigarettes will eventually kill a third [33%] of the 
people who use them " Another fact many are not aware of is a 
rather powerful one Everyday 1 .200 Americans die from tobacco 
products - that's equivalent to almost our entire student popula- 
tion dying everyday (http www.thetruth.oom/) And finally, the 
pieces of information that almost no one knew Lifelong smok- 
ers have a 1 in 2 chance of dying from a smoking-related dis- 
ease." and. "Smoking doesn't just cut a few months off the end 
of your life. It reduces the life of the average smoker by 12 
years" ( ) 

Is lighting up worth it? It's up to you personally to decide 
As I said before, even with facts revealed, I'm not so naive 10 
think that smoking cigarettes won't continue to be a significant 
part of the social scene, but jusi remember Despite the benefits 
it brings, such as relaxation, alertness and a way to meet new 
people, it's never as easy to quit as it is to start. 

McClurg Inspected, Continued from Front Page 

making sure all faucets work prop- 
erly. "McCIuig has been having 
issues with hot water for a long 
time. Because of the size of the 
building, sometuncs you have to 
find tncks or ways to work the 

Food establishments risk be- 
ing shut down only when they fail 
to correct critical violaboas or re- 
peatedly receive health code vio- 

McClurg clearly did not risk 
losing its health permit yet it ac- 
knowledges that its first score was 
lower than usual. 

Davis attributed this low score 
to three main reasons, "We had a 
different inspector than usual and 
this was his first time visiting 
McChirg No matter what, you're 
always going to find difference of 
opinion, and each inspector will do 
things differently What Tim 
Baxter [our usual inspector) found 
okay was not okay with Dan 
Hensonlouramerrtiaspector] For 
example, Tim said okay to employ- 
ees having a coke -if it had a lid 
and a straw - behind counters and 
Dan did not think this was okay ;" 

Another factor was that the 
hearth inspector amved promptly 
at 12 15. which Davis cites as one 
of the busiest hours at McCIuig 
dwing the week. The third reason, 
according to Davis, was purely a 
function of its size He recollects. 
Tim aid when he first entered 
McClurg in January of 2001. 
'you'll never get a perfect 100 be- 

cause I can assure you I will al- 
ways find something on a food 
contact service or the floor.' and 
he's right" 

Undoubtedly, McClurg realizes 
that improvements can be made. 

easing students' concerns about 
sanitary conditions. AssjstantFood 
Director Blakey Hayes said, "We 
try and act like home and we try 
and be like your mother's kitchen. 
Surely, it will never be perfecdy 
clean and neither will your 
mother's kitchen." 

The critical points marking 
down McClurg 's ongmal inspec- 
tion were deducted because ' hands 
washed, and clean, good hygienic 
practices," failed to meet criteria. 
In addition, "food protection dur- 
ing storage, preparaDon. service to 
potentially liazardous foods meet 
temperature requirements," was 
noted as a failing grade. These 
original inspection scores are never 
posted in food establishments and 
scores from the original inspection 
fail to note any follow-up correc- 
tive action. 

Davis explained that these cita- 
tions emanated from problems 
with a broken hot water boiler and 
the need for PPS to concentrate on 
the pump system in McClurg, 

equipment to get proper pressure 
and an adequate water temperature 
When the inspector went to wash 
his hands, there was rn i hot Watei 
and that's why we were marked 
down in that particular section. 
said Davis. 

Once Davis submitted a letter 
staring he would have the PPS 
work diligently on fixing the pump 
system, McClurg added r* 
its report card. By proving that cor- 
rective action cccuned, the I >iniri 
Hall ended up with a much higher 
score of 88. 

When asked if students sit. ukJ 
be hesitant to cat in Met lurg 
Davis replied, "Well. I think about 
it every tunc I walk into a restau- 
rant, and probably you all do too 
1 suggests students be involved, al- 
ways ask questions if they have 
concerns, and we'll talk I 

One Less Familiar 
Face on Campus. . . . 

[odd StatM 

Guru Hriter 

\J\ all ot the familial fat i ih n t 
daily basil ur community the one w< li 

pected to see go ...mid quite possibl) be ilumnui 
Lee Boyd Aconlinuallv active irumhci in his hi 
tcmity. Lambda (hi Alpha I ec hai faithfull) d( 
voted his time and cttoT i lini I his gl KDI ition in 1996 vocations iii fh< i aapu i in< luding 
House Corporation President and Mufflni Vdvi 
Most of US will rtmembei him as that aim ahl. em 
ploycc at McClurg who m ing 
every detail thai K ifeteri I tfa 
know it. Lee commented on how hard if will hi to 
leave the mountain due to his fond memories of the 
teachers, faculty, stall and vbo 
made just being here a Itmplc di light I ' 
quoted for saying. "I ni'". eVM) minute Ol VOUJ 

here, because you will ni in ol anything 

like Sewanee aa you are now In hjj opinion thin 

at Sewanee have hardK I hanged m lb " 

he has been a part of this pi u i 

Lee's favorite place (0 DC 01 
Morgan's Steep, further pi." Inj rtifl point iboul the 
lasting values and beauty "it h< Domain 

one of Oy favorite friend-. Wl Ii.r lich 

spcit Kn eai h othei and he hai thai rare level ol 

integrity thai mail, linn -i a Work with It li ' 

been a great friendship Myacowori ioi 

don. The forces ol changi ii 

Sewanee has be. 1 1 fottunati i DOUgh to hi n< fll from 
the diligence and dedicatioi iod friend I 


Outside The Stone 

Obl Kalu g-^ . 

Staff Writer Kj2k\^ 

The proverbial minor mill leemi to keep everyone informed 
about what goes on at Sewanee However, il ii did no) happen ai 
Sewanee would you sii li know? Inert is an ictive world outside tJhn 
stone gates, and just in case you didn t have the time torcodupon the 

interesting, but vet true events here is a summary ol wlial i • I 

place around the I s indthe world and il ihould bring you bach to 
pace. (This information BS of November 17 Ibp 

10 most interesting events thai have happened in the I IS and the 
world while we have been inside the atom 

10 Dad comes home from Iraq to surprises his rJaughtei bj rud 

denly showing up ai her wedding M dha 

daughter by making arrangements lor her I aiher DO bt there ITua 
was not only difficult bul 00) supposed to happen lini C he i • till 
serving his country in this time oK'. U I In Bl WOT* Mom! I" will 
never forget this dav and neither will the guest. 

9 Flu season decides to come early be careful h 


8. The oldest person in the world has final!) died alt. a III 

years. . .and it was a woman 

7. Afoul ball from the Cubs -Martina pm IIS up lb) BJCtion it 

you have S*>. I km i it is vours 

6. Disney is losing its Magic well, at least in Europe it i 

cording to The Guardian i uroDisne) lost 56 million Euros in tht 

year from September, up from 13 I million I un.-. iln p< 


5. Chocolate is now a fashion stalemcr it Drowns ,.| all had 

now back on the runway in all sorts of Styles and flavors lh 

like jeans; it never goes out of style 

4. News Flash Arnold Schwar/cneg±:cr was swam in ht the the 
Governor of California Youcan'l terminate him! 

3. TneRussiansrnaysoondecidctoplac-calineori...u|.|i .< night 

kissing in the merjo MldsjandtaOorldaiand ; 

properly, come talk to us right 
away; don't wart two weeks," he 

An important part ofDavis's job 
is to please the Sewanee armmu- 
nhy, especially the student body 
He constandy hopes for feedback 
from students, whether in the com- 
ment cards or by e-mail. "Next se- 
I we will even be trying 
something new My staff and I will 
be meeting in the dorms with stu- 
dents during required meetings. 
We'll bring refreshments [of] 
course] and hopefully by hitting up 
students m each of the dorms, we'll 
get to hear more from you all." he 

( citainfy, the current dining hall 
is an improvement from the Gailor, 
the old facility When contacted , 

in I hartanooga. the Director of I. 48 year old woman four*! something other than a fly mhttSOUp 

from an upscale restaurant she found aeon. I< tn I »» ItOShoWthsl 
the more you are willing to pay. the better the surprises. 

Health in Southeast Tennessee 
asked. "Do you all still have the 
frozen yogurt machine with all the 
maggots in W I remember all the 
cocJaoachcs in (iailor and I'll defi- 
nitely never forget when students 

i from a food-bom. 
he concluded 

Don't go away not knowing the an- 
swer If something is dirt. of . ... 
To find out how >our favorite 

you re not sure about something. „„_. , , - . . AlA 

3 _ Restaurants in Monteagle did. 

COOK and tell us immediately II . . . 

check out the bick page 
you think something is not done 

1 . 48 year old woman found something other tfun a fly m l>cr soup 

from an upscale restaurant in < alifbmia shefbandacondom Re- 

porters from the LosAngi Ihecaseifil 

the lawsuit goes through Goes to show that the m. 
to pay, the better the surprises 

November 21, 2003 

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Page 4 

07urf 5 Love Gof To Do 0%/* It? 

The Short Trip 
Inside a Mans Head 

Maybe he. 

Karv Bossc 

Layout Editor 

Henry Sweet* 

Staff Writer 


. was asked a few weeks ago to 
write an article on the male perspec- 
tive of dating at Scwanee The 
problem is. there is more than one 
male perspective of dating at 
Sewance. As a matter of fact there 
arc about six hundred of them. To 
complicate things further, all of 
these perspectives are held by two- 
headed monsters, with two different 
perspectives Men think they have 
"needs" Sometimes they date girls 
and like these girls and are nice to 
them, and satisfy their needs 
Sometimes they arc too lazy or too 
stupid to pursue a woman like this, 
but they know they can still get their 
kicks elsewhere like after a frat 
party, So I guess I could sit here 
and tell you about all of the guys 
that like to date girls About those 
guys who have the cajones to go for 
a girl they really like, and the men 
who look past the moment towards 
the future That, however, wouldn't 
do as much to explain the problems 
between men and women We are 
wired differently There arc times 
when a girl looks for something, a 
guy gives her something else, and 
when she figures out what he gave 
her she starts to cry So lake this 
tetter from Johnny Sewance to give 
» httlc insight into what, oftentimes, 
a man's head is like. 

ket All I need at 
that point in the 
night is a couple of 
good features to 
work with Block 
out the bad. bring 
in the good - and 
try not to look at 
hei face in the 



Already I can hear 
the Peanut Gallery 
crying out from 
the rooftops of 
Gorgasand Cleve- 
land, •"what about 
that boy that 
brings my room- 
mate flowers and 

writes her poems'' He'snice!" Ill tell you 
who he is; he is a sucker. He doesn't hang 
out, he doesn't get high with me after class 
anymore, and everyone knows he's 
whipped. That girl owns him. and he's too 
young for that 1 was a sucker once be- 
fore, and 1 hope to be one again, but not in 
college. Now. though, since I've loved a 
girl before 1 can use it to bolster my game 
1 know what women want, and 1 make them 
think I have it. Just hint at the fact that 
you once loved B girl with all of your heart, and 
she will crumble Girls are easy if you pull the 
'sensitive guy" approach, and easy girls are my 
favorite kind. 

To Hook Up or Not to Hook Up? That is The 

Do you know what I love about dat- 
ing at Sewance? The fact thai I 
know nothing about it Girls typi- 
cally get too clingy right off the bat, 
and we don't make it that far I've 
got other things to keep me com- 
pany though. Beer doesn't get 
pissed off when you don't call, and 
my buddies could care less if 1 for- 
got to stop by on Tuesday night to 
scratch their backs. Girls expect too 
much from me My priorities do not 
involve them except for those spe- 
cial limes late at drunken night 
Usually there will be someone 
somewhat attractive left on the one 
o'clock fraternity house meat mar- 

- Johnny Sewance 

So look out ladies, because Johnny is in the loose 
Don't lose heart in men, just understand that they 
might want something different than you Also 
know that many guys don't understand what a 
woman wants - they think it 's the same thing they 
want. That's why they don't call on Monday And 
please don't forget that most guys are nice it's 
just a matter of making sure they are in their nght 

Read more "Hooking 
Up" Articles by turning 

to Arts, where you'll 

find Kiss <ft Tell, How to 

Google your perfect 

match, & Living It 

he's in a class, or 
a friend of a 
friend, or just 
someone you've 
spotted across 
campus You've 
gone through the 
whole frat party 
routine of stand- 
ing there making 
small talk with 
Solo cup in hand, 
hoping to God 
you won't have to 
stand up in those 
heels for much 
longer. If the 
band or DJ is 
good, maybe 
you've danced a little bit, always a good in- 
dicator of how, urn, smoothly the night is 
going to go. Eventually your friends start 
to leave and the pivotal moment arrives. Do 
you follow the boy who's been connected 
to you all night, or just tell him you'll run 
into him later? After all, it's not quite the 
same brush off as the movies; I mean here 
in Sewanee you will actually see him later. 
Let's just say, for the sake of argument here, 
you decide to take the route where you don't 
go safely back with your friends. You pre- 
tend to believe the "You wanna come back 
and watch a movie?" line and follow the guy 
back to whichever dorm he happens to oc- 
cupy Maybe you stay the night, maybe you 
don't Maybe even at some point you are 
going to find yourself on that "walk of 
shame" back to the dorm with the plaguing 
question of "Why did I just do that?" run- 
ning through your mind. 

We all do it, or know people who do. Ran- 
dom hooking up is common practice here 
on the mountain. Even upperclassmen who 
may have outgrown that stage can easily re- 
member a time when it was a part of their lives. 
So what exactly constitutes a random hook up? 
A random hook up is defined as anything from 
kissing to sex in which both parties have never 
been previously emotionally attached (to each 
other) and in which no emotional attachment 
forms after the 'hook up'. Other than just gen- 
eral deviant revelry, what good can come 

from this type of instant gratification? 
Most females admit to wanting some- 
thing meaningful and romantic, so why 
are so many of us engaging in this type 
of behavior? It goes much deeper than 
seeking fulfillment by trying every possi- 
bility Girls can work their way through the 
male archetypes without ever randomly 
hooking up with someone. 

Perhaps it's that romantic desire to be held 
and fulfilled, if only for a little while. Fed 
off of notions that college is for husband hunt- 
ing and plagued by nagging parents, it's no 
wonder that many girls get tired of heading 
back to her room all alone every Friday and 
Saturday night Or it could be because, even in 
Sewanee, girls are not all the shy, innocent little 
lambs we used to be portrayed as. It is now ac- 
ceptable for a girl to get what she wants in a 
manner that was previously reserved for big, 
testosterone filled males. Television shows like 
Sex & the City promote independent women in 
touch with and in control of their own sexual- 
ity. Now girls, who maybe aren't as comfort- 
able with themselves as Came Bradshaw, feel 
the need to act as though they are. It would be 
nice to believe we are old enough not to need 
acceptance, but it wouldn't be true. Randomly 
hooking up, on an occasional basis, gives ev- 
eryone the opportunity to feel a part of the club. 
The collegiate mile high club, if you will. Logi- 
cally, the small size of Sewanee should stifle 
the amount of random hooking up, not mag- 
nify it. However, it continues to happen every 
weekend Unlike huge universities, people who 
hook up cannot escape running into each other 
again They might have a class together, dis- 
cover a mutual friend, or simply be forced to 
stand behind one another in a McClurg line. 

So what does this do to dating? Dinner and a 
movie has become a frat party and the morning 
after. People rarely go on actual dates until the 
relationship has been in full swing for quite some 
time This hardly falls in line with the emotional 
commitment women claim to want. Prince 
Charming neveT left Cinderella's bed before she 
woke up in the morning. Why are we settling? 
Why do we keep forgetting last weekend, and 
keep reassuring ourselves that this one is going 
to be different? After all. do you want to tell 
your grandchildren when they ask how you and 
grandpa met, "Well I was really drunk at SAE 
one night, and your grandfather had a single ..." 

Marquardt's Lecture & Reaction Continued from Front Page 

alking about our desires, which then prevents the development of mcan- 
ngful relationships. By opening dialogue, both within peer groups as 
A-cll as between the generations, we will all have a better understanding 
if what others expect from us and will also help students articulate their 
>wn desires, a subject that Dr. Outka also covered in her presentation. 
3y the urne Elizabeth Marquardt arrived on Scwanee. her report had 
llready ignited both formal and informs, conversations on tlie mountain. 
Her prcscntatton of the survey the following week covered more details 
ibout the findings as well as further explaining the recommendations 
ihc and Glenn proposed The lecture, held in Convocation Halt drew in 
i large crowd, causing many students and community members having 
stand and sit on the floor as the scats filled up 

The week after Marquardt the "How. then. Shall We Live" Series 
included the official lectures and panels, though the conversation cer- 
ainly did not end At a student panel discussion, David Lowe. Ele Ford. 
Brad Cherry, and Haylcy Shclton pa soiled their ideas on the strengths 
uwlwealcnessesofMarquardt's argument Shelton began her section of 
he discussion by listing the faults she found in Marquardt 's survey and 
^inclusions. First, the survey was too exclusive: Though Marquardt 
:laimcd to have concentrated on heterosexual women as a way of nar- 
trwing the survey, the survey results were meant to represent the feel- 
ngs of all college women (indicated by the paper's subtitle "College 
Women on Dating and Mating Today"). Moreover, both heterosexual 
ind homosexual women are interested in mating and dating, so ihe dis- 
inction seems superfluous and discriminatory. Furthemiore, a survey 
mended to understand 'dating and mating" habits of "uie next genera- 
ion of social leaders"— and focusing specifically CO heterosexual relfr 
lonshins — should necessarily include the male perspective Sbetton 
dso commented on the condescending language of the report, cuing 
Betsy Snowdcn's comment on the blog that characterized the survey as 
disconcerting, especially when it seems like message is that w e c olfcge 
.vomen are somehow screwing up the rules of intimacy " Bui Hayta) 

ended on a positive note by citing the swelling of dialogue on the sub- 
ject As she put it, in an academic environment "any reaction is a good 
reaction." and the fact tliat students and faculty contributed openly to the 
discussion indicated that this subject was particularly pertinent to Sewanee. 
David Lowe next addressed several different elements to Marquardt's 
i.ilk that both captured the hooking-up phenomenon well in some places 
but were lacking in other. First, Lowe mentioned the benefit of 
Marquardt's defining her terminology at the beginning, putting every- 
one on the same page 1 low ever. N l.uquardt used some words to refer to 
particular practices that do not always mean what she intended them to 
mean. For example, Marquardi aUegojized "hanging out" as a form of 
danng. though Low e suggests thai instead, hanging out is one of the few 
ways in which men and « I men relate to each other as friends in a purely 
Diatonic setting Thus, Marquardt overlooked one healthy, unforced 
example of friendship in an effort to force people to think of romantic 
re! (fionships only. Also, Lowe points out that Marquardt failed to rec- 
ognize temporal changes m a relationslup. Couples might start by hook- 
ing up, but this might develop into a lasting relationship, while others 
might begin joined ai die hip onl) to spend more time apart when the 
newness of the relationship wear. off. Thus, by being so quick to nail 
down terms, to cut b cleat picture, Marquardt fails to recognize the com- 
plevn\ ofmanj relationships 1 owe did suggest though, that defining 
more relationship experiences, by making popular new temnnology for 
specific occurrences, would effectj\ els provide some needed guidance 
Ele Ford discussed the simultaneously empowering and repressive 
nature of hook-ups, citing the women in Marquardt s report who had 
referred to themselves as feeling "strong*' or "sexy" as a result of a hook- 
up Yet Marquardt focused on the negative attitudes many women had 
n >w aid a hook-up. Ford stated that women are just as sexual as men. but 
women (in general, but certainly not exclusively) tend to derive more 
emotion from sc t> Furthermore. Ford suggested there were 

currently few options for women: Generally, a woman must hook-up, 
be joined at the hip to a man, or abstain from participating in the culture. 
Brad Cherry ended the panel discussion by addressing the "cultural 
relativity" of each generation's attempt to assess both the preceding and 
the following generation. In response to Marquardt's suggestion that the 
older generation take a more active role in courtships of today's youth. 
Cherry asked two key questions: First, when specifically will college 
students "become autonomous adults, capable of making their own de- 
cisions concerning their own personal lives, for better or worse?" And 
second, how valid is the advice on dating and, particularly, mating, from 
someone from our parents' generation, which itselfhas remarkably high 
divorce rates? Cherry goes on to characterize the hook-up culture as "a 
by-product of a by-product" individualism (the desire to be satisfied 
that Dr O'Connor discussed in regards to consumerism) resulted in in- 
creased divorce rates, which young people respond to by searching for 
new ways to meet and interact with one another. This reaction to a 
reaction is part of the process of learning to understand the relationship 
between generations and is part of a natural cycle that every generation 
undergoes as a way of understanding itself. 

Though students and faculty responded in a variety of ways to 
Marquardt's survey and lecture, her visit to the Mountain sparked much- 
needed debate and controversy — and plain conversation — on the im- 
portant but often embarrassing and overlooked topic of sexuality in 
Sewanee students. While women sull comprised the vast majority of 
the audience at vanous events within this lecture senes, men were the 
most vocal audience members, asking questions and volunteering their 
own thought* on the subject. Perhaps because the survey simply failed 
to address directly Sewanee men (most of whom, for demographic rea- 
sons, are unaccustomed to being overlooked) these men felt the need to 
have their voices heard. And in this case, their voices provided an im- 
portant supplement to Marquardt's survey. 

Page 5 

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November 21, 2003 

Now and Then 

Sewanee Matrons: An Honored Tradition 

Eri c Wl Uion 

Staff Writer 

JL he traditions of Sewanee serve as landmarks for recall- 
ing the story of the University's progression. The commit- 
ment of community members, including students and faculty, 
to preserving the traditions of the institution and the times 
that shaped it is the reason the history of Sewanee is so well 

The present-day matrons who reside and keep order in the 
dormitories represent the preservation of a time-honored tra- 
dition begun by the university's founders, and the presence 
of the matrons on this mountain has played a central role in 
the development of the characters of many fine gentlemen 
and ladies. 

When the University was founded, its leaders decided that 
the students should reside in boarding houses owned by re- 
spectable families of Sewanee and that the number of resi- 
dents should be no more than sixteen However, according to 
Major Fairbanks's book. The History of the University of the 
South, during the mid-1890s, many University leaders became 
worried at the fact that "the boarding houses attracted visi- 
tors, relatives and friends of the students and created too much 
social life between the sexes, which was an unexpected fac- 
tor in the problem [of housing students]. Mutual attraction 
and affinities prevailed so as to distract the student from study- 
ing in his room and elsewhere." 

On June 30, 1896, the hebdomadal board, a precursor to 
the present-day faculty senate, recommended that the "Board 
of Trustees ..consider the possibility of providing a 
dormitory... for the present number of junior students," after 
first pointing out that "The present system of providing for 
the board and lodging of junior academic students is not fa- 
vorable to the maintainance [sic] of discipline or to the for- 
mation of studious habits, and . this tends to retard the growth 
of the academic department..." (An interesting side note about 
the hebdomadal board the word 'hebdomadal' literally means 
"occurring every seven days," but in true Sewanee fashion, 
this board rarely met more frequently than once a month in 
the 1890s.] 

The Board of Trustees, on the whole, responded favorably 
to the idea of erecting a dormitory, especially since it opened 
a new source of revenue for the University. During these dis- 
cussions, the concern was raised that students would miss out 
on what Major Fairbanks called "the amenities and safeguards 
of a home life" and "the refinements and associations of a 
family arcje," 

According, to, Fairbanks' account, Bishop Cobbs is quoted 
assaying 'that no student should sit down at a table unless 
there was a lady at the head of it." However, there is no record 
of any person named Bishop Cobbs in the annals of the Uni- 
versity, but during the years that the issue was being discussed. 
University records show that there was a Mr. John L Cobbs, 
who was a Lay Trustee from Alabama. Thus, it is with a rela- 
tive degree of certain that Mr. John Cobbs of Alabama can be 
credited with establishing the tradition of matrons residing in 
the dormitories at the University of the South. 

After securing the funds for the construction of a dormi- 
tory, Hoffman Hall opened its doors in May of 1 899 to mem- 
bers of the junior academic department. 

One of the most beloved matrons and certainly the longest 
serving was Mrs. Walter Preston, affectionately known as 
"Miss Fanny" or "Aunt Fanny" who presided over boarding 
house and dormitory alike for over 53 years, from "the late 
1870s to her death in 1930," according to the late Elizabeth 
Chitty. a University historian. All accounts of her reign on 
the mountain espouse only the greatest devotion and admira- 

Her influence on the lives of the gentlemen whom she pre- 
sided over was exceptional. Mrs. Chitty, in describing Mrs 
Preston cites an excerpt from a Purple Sewanee account writ- 
ten by J Craik Morris, who later became the bishop of Panama 
and then Louisiana, who noted her "goodness, her wisdom, 
her calmness, her strength, her unfailing kindness and love." 
A more encapsulate portrayal of Mrs Preston comes from 
Bishop Girault Jones' (a resident of St. Luke's) book That 
Reminds Me which says she "resembled Queen V.ctona." 

Yet Mrs Preston was not so engulfed with her matronly 
duties that she forgot to pursue other pleasurable 

An anecdote from The Sewanee 
Sampler describe- an annual 
ritual Mrs Preston received an 
"annual gift of eggnog from b 
gentleman of the community who 
"would pass under her window 
whistling "Onward Christian Sol- 
diers,' the signal that he was 
bringing her favorite delicacy. As 
he walked in to a room full of stu- 
dents, she would rise. accompany 
him to her kitchen, whisk the con- 
tents of the bag into her icebox, 
and then, after the students had 
departed, regale herself 
with, the best eggnog on the 

Accqrding to Mrs Chitty, Mrs 
Preston was supposed to have 
been "one of the matrons Will- 
lam Alexander Percy had in mind 
when in Lanterns on the Le 
described dormitory revelry in 
the neighborhood of 'one or Si 
other of the old ladies, who will 
appear scandalized as expected 
but who in the privacy of her own 
chamber will laugh soundlcssK 

until her glasses fall off on her bosom.'" Almost any Sewanee 
student will attest that these words ring true still today, and this 
speaks to the steadfastness of the institution of the matrons. 

Throughout the years, male professors have resided in dor- 
mitories, but rarely have they been js affectionate creatures as 
the matrons Beloved English professor Abbott "Abbo" Martin 
lived for a year in Powhatan Hall until a former student built a 
house for him. and Spanish professor Tom Waring and his wife 
Anita served as patron and matron at Tuckaway for a few years 
Esteemed literary figure. John Palmer (Rhodes Scholar and 
former editor of both the Sewame Review and the Yale Rem h I 
served as a patron in Canon Hall from about l44Mo 1952 while 
he was the editor the Sewanee Reviev 

Throughout the middle of tlu last century, the matrons were 
known to be characters Dr. William Cocke, former professor 
of English and alumnus of the University recalls that Mrs.. 
Johnnie Tucker of Tuckaway was a "big. ]olly" Indv and it was 
well known that she was the most "ardent football fan." often 
traveling with the team. 

Perhaps the most favor.. e matrons of this era were sisters Amy 
Brooks Eggleston and Polly Brooks Affection- 
ately known as Mrs. Amy (or "Big Amy") and Mrs Polly. the> 
were both widows and served for a number of years as matrons 
Mrs Polly was an avid bridge player and warm hostess Mrs 
Amy was especially known for being a "good sport" when il 
came to the legendary antics of Barton Hall Barton Hall was B 
set of former navy barracks that were surplus from World War 
II and were situated near where Hunter is toda) He, ..use of its 
cold and damp location il was known as "Pneumonia Gulch" 
but it was the most sought after dorm by upperclassmen Dr 
Cocke recalls a former Barton resident who was a biology ma- 
jor [he later became a well respected hcrpetologisi] and kepi a 
barrel of snakes in the dorm Mrs Ann simply put up with the 
snakes' presence but always maintained a grea. distance from 


A longtime Sewanee resident. Mrs ( ocke. describes the ma- 
trons as "genteel" ladies who have largely he-en, Until the last 
several decades, "widows with limited means " Being a matron 
always came with a burgeoning social life tilled with bridge 
games and afternoon teas 

In recent years. Sewanee lias witnessed some changes to the 
matron tradition. Matrons ate now officially called head resi- 
dents since there has been ai influx of male head residents at 
the university Michelle Thompson Assistant Dean of Student 
Life for Residential Life, says that head res. dents are chosen 
based on their character and their commitment to students, hut 
no consideration is given to the gender of the applicant Ho 
ever, it seems that one of the aspects of the matron tradition is 

Mrs. Polly and Mrs. Amy having Bloody Mary's at the Phi 
House on Easter Sunday. 

that the matrons have usually been older women who havi 
some prior eonnett. on to Sewanee This Connection COBWI 
in a few ways a matron might havi I tkffl to tit 
University through her own diocese ol the 1 pi 
Church, the matron ma> have had a son or daughter alum 
the University, or the matron might he ol SOON rt I. n tot 

fa< uii\ 01 st.iti member ol the I [Diversity 

in the past, matrons were not responsible foi anforcinj 

policy in the dormitories, hut tins is now included in the. 
body ol responsibilities. Matrons also have a substantia 
role in the physical upkeep ol ihe dormitories, smec the\ 

are integral m conveying concerns regarding tht phy lit a 
oi their to the Physical Plant Services < >i 

Sewanee is one of the onh l( hools in the nation ... ...I g LbW Ik.I tradition ol residence, halls 

u is more common foi University dormkastita to have i 

graduate student 01 .eccnt graduate serve as Hull DrruuiO. 
or Head Resident, but the Sewanee matrons level ol com 
mitment to the students and upstanding character la. SUI 
passes any measures of their counterparts at other urn tertam behaviors are unbecoming ol gentl 

and ladies, such as foul language, are abated b\ the pre* 
ence ol a respectable ladv within the dormitories I he ma 
irons' presence requires all residents lo he self-COnSCiOUl 
ahoui their actions and always ask 'Would I do 01 lay dm 
if my grandmother were I.e.." U-lor. engaging in 
tionable activity 

The Sewanee matrons have been the welKprmg ol main 
fond memories of manv generations Ol students and it il 
important to acknowledge the contribution! thes. 
women have made to the character ol this University 1 h« 
dormitories are certainly much more pleasant places bei au 

Ol the matrons presence 

The elimination Ol Salaried head resident positions it 

( .in on and Hodgson MalK is ol great i oncern to the matroi 
tradition During the last lew years when enrollment h 

the college was down, a de< is. on WSJ made to not fund tbl 
head resident positions in these dormitories alter they WCO 
vacated by retiring head residents Head resident, in dn s< 
dormitories receive their apartment j<»\ meal plan I 
charge, but do not receive a salary, like head resid. nl il 
other balls, However.even with record enrollment, no move 

has been made (0 restore these positions to their origins 
status University Ireasurer Jerrs ForSter SSyS that he WOUll 

certainly consider funding these head resident positions bu 
Dean of students Robert Pearigen has nol yel made a re 
quest to the Treasui l " 1 the reestablishmcni o 

salaries for these head resident positions 

It is curious that in light oi the univei ited com 

mitment to the Vision and Wisdom ol the Foundei l(S8 dem 

onsirated. t g on Foundei Day) thai il should ... in i 
way which jeopardizes one ol the few traditions ol the i ni 
vcrsity which actually dales back to its very founding 

disregard lor one oi the mOSl beloved and allec ti..naiel> 

spoken-of aspects ol life at Sewanee should trouble stu 
dents ma very profound way The contributions pf.tht ma 

trons ol Sewanee to the success in the lives ol man 
women and men could never be computed in moneta. 
and the expense saved in not granting matrons salaric 
would be the greatest loss the University could incur 

The Sewanee matrons are not merely a quaint holdove 
from the university's Southern heritage, instead, th 
m ,, commitment to respecting the wisdom ol old. 
erations and having matrons in the dormitories is an in 
valuable opportunity for younger undergraduat | 

mature perspective 

The author would like to expn pest gratUudi »> 

Annn irmow ../ the University Irchlves ' ormei Vic* 
( lumcellor Sam Williamson, Dr. and Mrs William I 
dnJ ■ f or theli contributions to this article 

Without (hell help, this aficount oj <>>< history oj the ma 
trons would not have been possible 

Students playing bridge in a Matron's apartment 



The Order of Gownirnen Revealed: ^SgoIs- 
An Interview with Sarah Shippy men suspensions 

With the recent conversance circulating on campus about 
the Order of Gownsmen, ! deeded il might be beneficial o 
directly talk with .he individual who has been targeted with 
most of the criticism about the organization Th.s past week 
, interviewed Sarah Shippy. the OG President, and took he 
opportunity to directly address the rumors about the recent 
activities surrounding the Order. Many OG member were 
outraged at the response of the OG who strict! - fol- 
lowed the rules, and suspended students who d.d no. attend 
,he on October 22. 2003 nor wrote an excuse ,n ad- 
vance In turn, these angry members assumed .1 was Sarah 
Sh.ppy's fault they were suspended from the OG and 
she mysteriously instated an attendance policy herself Read 
the mtemew to find out Sarah's opinion on the OG and the 
., hand, 

issues J ' . 

-Margaret Chadbourn. Editor-m-ChieJ 

Hometown: Ashtabula, Ohio 

Name: Sarah Shippy 
Major: History 

What has been your ravorile course at Sewanee? Saints 
& Society (Hist. 368) 

What activities are you involved with on campus? C hoir, 
Order of Gownsmen 

Are you going ahead with your resignation as President 
of the Order of Gownsmen? 

At the last meeting 1 announced thai I Will be resigning 
as President of the Order of Gownsmen at the end ol the 
semester I wanted to let people know about my decision in 
advance, rather than drop a bomb when suddenly I am no 
longer head of the organization 

I am disenchanted with the OG I Spend several hours a 
day doing a lol ol work for an Organization of which people 

arc very critical II is very Frustrating that, instead of help- 
ing to give the OG direction and a worthwhile presence on 
campus, gownsmen would rather criticize the efforts con- 
tributed by those who are currently involved. There are a 
number of gownsmen who care quite a bit about the Order, 
and I'm sorry to lease behind B dynamic group ol inter- 
ested peers In the larger picture, however, I am w> 
expending so much energy on babysitting the organization 
Other reasons for my resignation include my own desire 
to have time to do my honors paper and to apply to gradu- 
ate school. The most important factor in my decision to 
resign as president ai the end of the semester, however, is 
that I was elected to serve only until the end of 2003 

Could you explain what you mean by "being elected to 
icrvc only until the end of 2003'? What is the policy on 
terms for the OG Cabinet? 

At the final meeting during the Easter 2003 semester, 
the OG changed the term from the traditional academic year 
to a January-to-January style term instead When I decided 
to run for the office of OG president. 1 was under the im- 
pression as was the rest ol the Order ihai the person 
elected in spring -003 would serve only one semester Thai 
is, there would be a sort of "gap term.' lasting one semester, 
that would occur between the old way of counting terms 
(full academic years) and the new way (January-to-Janu- 
ary) It was brought to my attention over the summer (by a 
gownsman) that this resolution was unconstitutional, and 
therefore could not be enacted Moreover, in discussing 
the situation with Dean Peangen (advisor to the OG), he 
had not been informed that there had been a change in the 
term of the OG officers, and he told me 1 should serve a full 
year instead. 

Even at the beginning of the semester, before my disil- 
lusionment with this organization, I wasn't intending to 
be the president for the full academic year 1 intended 
to be president of the OG for one semester thai was the 
position 1 ran for You may recall the Cabinet's push for 
the Term Vote that occurred in late September, which 
would have made the term change constitutional. That 
amendment to the constitution failed, which sealed my 
fate as a fullierm president ol the OG Nevertheless. 1 
never did, and still do not, want to dedicate my entire 
senior year to this job, especially as il is a lot more work 
than 1 had ever imagined 

Whv did serving as president only one semester sound 
more enticing than an entire year? If it were a full year 
term, would you still have run for the office ? 

I decided to run because 1 felt I had something to offer 
the OG I am organized and a good leader I could follow 
through on OG initiatives from last year, as well as take on 
new projects that gownsmen wanted the Order to do. 

If 1 had known that the term would end up as a full aca- 
demic year. I would not have decided to run for the posi- 
tion. From the outset, I was not willing to sacrifice my 
entire senior year, my academic work, my social life, and 
my sanity Whal I was willing to give to the organization 
was a semester of leadership and my vision of making the 
OG a more effective body 

What is the ne>\ policy on absences that caused the re- 
cent suspensions of numerous members? 

for the pas. five years or so (at least) there has been an 
attendance policy. When I was thinking about the OG this 
summer, and considering what I could do to make the organi- 
zation more effective, I thoughi perhaps we should no longer 
have an attendance policy at all. so that the Order could be 
more flexible with regards to quorums and therefore conduct 
business more effectively. Traditionally, the OG has had a 
very hard time getting the necessary quorum, usually twenty- 
five percent of members, to conduct business. My idea was 
to designate the quorum as those members present" and 
thereby eliminate the need to take attendance. 

When I came back to the Mountain and made it known that 
I didn't intend to keep track of attendance. I received com- 
plaints from several OG members They felt that gownsmen 
should be held accountable, and that members should not get 
privileges without having to participate And although most 
people think it is an imperfect system to be required only to 
e-mail an excuse and to have any excuse count, the gowns- 
men in question thought it was a better system than not hold- 
ing people accountable at all. So. as part of the Standing Rules 
of the Order that were presented to all gownsmen at the be- 
ginning of the year, one of them (#8) stated that no unex- 
cused absences would be allowed I will reiterate that 1 did 
not think that this method would be very effective. 

When the eighth standing rule was presented at the meet- 
ing there was no discussion, and nearly everyone who was 
there voted 'yea' on the rule, which floored me. In the past, 
for the first of every semester, there would always be 
a huge group who showed up just for the discussion of the 
standing rules They would try to get as many unexcuscd 
absences as possible and then would promptly exit the meet- 
.ng, it was almost an OG tradition Except this year: one per- 
son asked how many excused absences a gownsman could 
have and I replied that the number of excused absences is 
unlimited And to my surprise rule #8 sailed right through 

the Order 

Quite frankly, keeping tabs on gownsman attendance is 
quite a headache and is not something the OG Cabinet en- 
joys doing - particularly when it results in the suspension 
of members 

"With so many SPAM and 
college e-mails arriving daily 

to people's computers it is 
highly possible og@sewanee 
e-mails may be overlooked. " 

Lie Order of Gownsmen is charged with upholding "the spirit, 
i aditions and ideals of The University of the South". This is a 
piote inarecenl e-mail submitted to all Order of the Gowns- 
men. Interesting to note that the Order seems to be rewr.ting 
md destroying the spirit, traditions and .deals of the Un.ver- 
;ity of the South rather than upholding them 

many of us know, over ninety people were suspended 
from the Order in October when those people d.d not send tn 
excuses for their absences Iron, thai meeting In the tormal 
letter of suspension. Sarah Shippy and Kate Panzner wrote. 
"You were notified via e-mail about the date and time of this 
meeting on three occasions: September 29th. October 9th and 
October 12th". To most tins would seem adequate notification 
and it may be. I, however, did not see any written notification 
3 f the October meeting on any buildings. It was my impres- 
sion that the Order's meetings were always written down on 
flyers around campus. With so many SPAM and college e- 
mails arriving daily to people's computers it is highly possible 
jg@sewance e-mails may be overlooked. We are all human 
and make mistakes. 

People were given the chance lo appeal their suspensions 
ind some were allowed back into the Order. If you were not 
illowed back in, the final sentence of your letter stated, "We 
linoerely hope thai you will take this opportunity to become a 
nore active and supportive member of the Order of the Gowns- 
men". Please inform me on how people who lose all rights as 
i Gownsmen (including early registration, cut days, etc ) for 
missing one meeting will be interested in becoming a more 
active and supportive member? It only takes 25 seconds to 

ite an excuse some people will say, but honestly, sending in 
ogus excuse so you do not have sit through a meeting is that 

was very hard to SBl 

recipients are Jose friends of mine, are in my classes, or 
are acquaintances I sec all the time in McClurg. It is hard 
to look at people I knew were upset with the attendance 
policy, a policy which I do not advocate, especially when 
for many, their displeasure with the OG turned into per- 
sonal displeasure with me 

What do you think would be the best way to improve 


1 think we should divorce the privileges from the Or- 
der I think that the University should continue to reward 
the students achieving 3 4 3,2/3.0 GPAs - as the current 
system does Yet. I do not think that these students should 
be wed to the Order of Gownsmen based solely on their 
GPA Making good grades is not an indication of interest 
in being a part of a student government body. I don't see 
any reason why people should be forced to be in the OG; 
membership should be voluntary, not decided by the 
Registrar's Office On the contrary, the OG should be the 
possession of those students who desire to be gownsmen: 
who want to participate in its student government func- 
tions, to wear gowns, and. hopefully, to steer the OG away 
from its long past as an organization without a clear pur- 
pose Furthermore. I do not want to see people's privi- 
leges - earned as a result of their academic merit - taken 
away just because they are not interested in participating 
in student government. 

1 talked to Dean Peangen (the advisor to the Order of 
Gownsmen) about this idea, but he did not seem very re- 
ceptive to it. The OG - and other students who will even- 
tually be forced into the Order - will need to have a lot of 
discussion about separating the Order from the privileges 
if this is something they want to see happen. This separa- 
tion will only occur if students feel very strongly about it. 
If you want to discuss this idea - which is not my own, 
although 1 personally think it is brilliant - please come to 
the OG's December 9 ,b meeting, as a discussion of this 
topic will be the only item on the agenda. As always, the 
meeting Will be al B 30 pm in Blackman Auditorium. Or. 
post your comments on the OG forum, http:// 
forum 1. sewanee. edu:835/wcb\ 

What advice you have for the next President? 

Run for this office during your junior year, as seniors 
have too many external pressures on them (e.g., grad 
school, fellowship applications, etc I Expect to be disil- 
lusioned by the Order - I've seen it happen to every OG 
president during my four years at Sewanee. Don't expect 
your contributions and hard work to be noticed. Know 
thai the Order's history predisposes it toward ambling aim- 
lessly through Sewanee life, a characteristic that is not 
easily overcome in a short period of time. Be prepared to 
disappoint both your peers and the administration since 
vou can t please everyone And remember that as a figure- 
head of this organization, general displeasure will be di- 
rected at you, regardless of how you personally stand on 
aay given issue. 

-eally better than not sending one at all? I am not saj ing that 
ill excuses are bogus and I mean no disrespect to the way meet- 
ings arc run. All I am calling fot is a re-examination of Stand- 
ing Rule #8. With issues arising about Proctors attaining gowns 
and increasing the G.P.A. so the Order is harder to get into, I 
question whether losing 90 members a meeting is helpful. 

I have always cherished the tradition of the Gown since be- 
ing a prospective. There is a deep sense of pride when one is 
gowned al ( onvotiation, but to have your gown stripped be- 
:ause you missed one meeting is unfair The oath to become a 
Gownsmen never states that a person will make every single 
meeting. We earn our gowns through hard work and dedica- 
iion. we make the conscious choice to do well at Sewanee and 
become a Gownsmen, the Order does not chose us. Maybe it 
would be better to have the Order chose its members a differ- 
ent way. Only people who are willing to make every single 
meeting possible rather than having people earn gowns through 
icademics is the best way. I would like to hear of another group 
m this Mountain who will suspend a person for missing one 
meeting. Maybe I am being too harsh, but the sentiments I 
lave heard concerning the Order seem mostly to be anger and 
:onfusion. It is time we address all of these concerns before 
:he Order loses all of it members. 
Respectfully Submitted, 
Robby Struthers 



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Forum For Your Thoughts 

Each issue, the Editorial Staff invites a member of the communis to share their own experiences involving the University's 

traditions as well as its ongoing progress as a leading liberal arts college. This edition. Dr. Elizabeth Outka of the English 

Department willingly shares her observations and advice that she presented as professor on the "Hooking Up Panel." 

I confess thai when Jim Pctcriiian first asked mc to be on 
this panel, my initial thought was "no W»J M I suspected 
that I Would disagree with most of Marquardt's report. 

I obviouslv did decide to do the panel but I wasn't wrong — 
I did find\ areas ot disagreement, and I'll discuss more 
specifics in moment But » liat did surprise mc is that while I 
consider myself an open-minded person, n was at first diili- 
cult for me to get past an) ofmj initial bia .h even to 

engage Marquardi in conversation and this in mm made me 
realize how difficult il is to have a discussion about sexuality 
without simply running io ideological comers So I want to 
respond to Marquardt with both i v ritical eye and an eye to- 
waids engagement since I do .igicc thai meaningful dii 
sion of the hooking up culture is overdue. 

Let me start with mj cntical eye, and quickly outline some 
ot my objet nous to the jtudj 

•I object to the methodology The report is based on inter- 
views with f>2 women, and a sur\e\ <>l I (KM) women. The 
narratives that make up the bulk of the report come from the 
62 person group, a surve\ size that is not statistically signifi- 
C a n t 

•I object to some ot the language that governs the Study: 
Marriage is framed as a possible major lite goal"' in a survey 
question, and the authors decry how the lack of committed 
relationships in college "leave women with lew opportuni- 
ties to explore the marriage-worthiness of a i artery of men" 
Mind you, I wanted to find a committed partner in college, 
hut it wasn't quite a goal, and I didn't sec men for their mar- 
riage-worthiness this language implies a kind of corporate 
or 7 step process to luulinga mate, and I object not simply to 
the terminology, but the way it treats people as a kind of a 
product in a system, an attitude thai is m fact intrinsic to my 
own concerns about the hooking up culture 

•1 object to the sloppy nostalgic tone thai infuses the re- 
port. While the researchers are clear they are not advocating 
a return to the past, references to a misty past time when "so- 
cial processes that guided young people toward marriage had 
a name: courtship" still infuse the writing. 

•Finally (and this is not an exhaustive list) I object to the 
various biases of survey The researchers, lor example, only 
interviewed heterosexual college women, but this subgroup 
becomes "today's college women" in the summary and rec- 

It's easy to take shots at Marquardt. but this shouldn't stop 

the conversation Ka I now constantly (ton mv students, 

there arc real problems w ith Sowanec social hie and the hook- 
ing up culture, and these problem- range liom frustration 
nc drunken exchanges th.n teem to lUbstituM t"i d>l 
ing. io the dangers and long-term damage that can result Iron. 
hooking up I've rarely spoken with an>onc who enjoys the 
dating scene here though I certainly don't think this 
is unique to Sewanee, as this report in tact sugg> 

I think it's perhaps best to iee M irqu irdl 
eially prescribed rules and nom idition 

of attempts to codii\ sc • ual beh ivioi I rora condui I hooks 
in the 18' h century, to the infamous Rules boot 
enormously tempting to tr\ to control and predict what il 
it tatty a very messy and unprcdietanlc business 

Often time., fuchcodea and rules met eh pcqiei 

ous chauvinist stereotypes, howe\cr, ami that s whj man) 

ol them have gone, and good riddance Hut codes and rules, 
after all. can be helpful, bi term rathei 

than an explanation, and everyone will still know whai 

mean Imagine how useful it would be for example to have 

a term that would essenti.ill . iean "I think I ma) end up 
liking you. but I'm not quiU re I d want i commitment 
before I knew more, so could ive '^> i" I movie without it 
being a huge thing with string- attach) d I hat's (00 awk- 
ward of course, but what if we invent* d > term likt 
(noun form) or "to Fred" (verb fomi) and you could limpl) 
say, "Would you like to go on red? andeveryom would 
know the rules • So part of m oday is to call OB 

Sewanee students to issue . i on for undergraduates, 

not one that would simply describe the exit 

and give US terms like "hi - ing up hut one that would 
also help define the state ol affairs that /OH would like to 
achieve. Such a lexicon might find its lirsi home in the 
Purple, but who knows where it mighi go alter that Start a 

To conclude. I'll take seriously Marquardi . final rei om 
mendationthat older adulis offei the young guidance in dat- 
ing So I offer you Six Simple Rule- il 'mu \\ ml to Date 
My Advisees. Male 01 i emai Gay or S 

I. Know that sex means different thing! Foi ■( i Mcrcnt 
people. In general, but not n. v arily in particulai I 
to have more emotional consequence . foi women than for 
men. In any case, you should b« as honest as you possibly 
i .in about what sex might mean for you. and avoid behav- 

,i might di meaning. It's also your ethical 

dut) is a decent human being to be attentive to what sex might 
D for your partner. If you suspect there's a wide difTer- 
i movie 
2 Know that sex. desire, romance, attraction, and even love 
are mcss\. as the very vagueness of the term "hooking up" 
suggests They don't run along neat lines, and you're not 
likel) ever to define definitively all those pesky questions like 
whether vou like her more than she likes you You will in 
college often find yourself tom between desire and indeci- 
sion, as unclear on your own changeable feelings as you are 
about your partner's. It's a situation guaranteed to deliver 
so play the odds. Remember that while alco- 
hol and drugs may in the short term ease the anxiety surround- 
bi uncertainty, both are highly likely to interfere with 
the • ritical ability to mukc good personal decisions amid this 
mess By contrast, there's no substitute for actual con- 
versations where you use language to discuss intimate top- 
ics — especially if we can use the new lexicon. 

3, Never forget that certain sexual activities arc wrong at 
all times and m all places: Sexual contact with children; any 
sexual contact that is forced or unwanted; and sexual contact 
with anyone who is incapacitated or otherwise unable to 
choo M nil oi her conduct frci I 

4 Know thut an "anything goes" policy may not signal the 
freedom or equality you think it does. Freedom comes from 
knowing as i Icarly as you can what you want, ond being able 
to act intelligently on this knowledge. Decency comes from 
remembering the tanu things on behalf of your partner 

• Know that treating other people simply as sexual ob- 
|ects Bven when this is a mutual arrangement, has consc- It tends to take particularity out of humun interac- 
tion ind it I U1 make vou numb to the spiritual value both of 
yourself and the other person. A habit of this can in the long 
run make you callous and unhappy, and it can drain meaning- 
tui communication From your life. 

6 Remember that a deep, committed relationship between 
two people is a beautiful thing. As near as I can tell, such 
iclationships begin 00! from having marriage as a life goal, 
hut as m act of grace that comes when you have enough indc- 
pend Dl e ind -ell knowledge to risk a sustained intimacy with 
another human being. 

* I am delighted to credit Dr Kelly Malone for suggesting the 
word "frcd" to describe this statement! 

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These days it seems that all one has to do is surf the internet, 
wander the pcnodical room at DuPont, or flip on a IV set ti 
"evidence" that the war in Inq has become a disastrous mess 
Some even argue that it is this generation's Vietnam, predicting 
tens of thousands of body bags being shipped back home with 
American young men and women in them, most being the same 
age as students here at Sewanee. 

War is a temble thing and should be avoided whenever it's pos- 
sible. But was this war really avoidable ' Would we really be 
beneroff, both now and in the future il we had not invaded Iraq 
and deposed Saddam Hussein'' No llussem provided financial 
support for tcrronsts in our allied nations and has P ro\ ided ideo- 
logical support for Al Qaeda and similar groups We ma\ still find 
evidence of a larger connection and ol" weapons of mass destruc- 

uon, and no one can really doubt that Iraq would iwiftlj bed the 

next Afghanistan now that the Taliban is gone in terms of supporting 
and harboring terronsts. Don't forget: he was also a monstrous dii ta 
tor who brought unimaginable suffering to his people and whose to- 
tality was only limited by has recourses, not his moralitj The onl , 
difference between a Saddam Hussein and in \d->lph I hilcr or Joseph 

Stalin is capability. 

The war between Americans and the numerous terrorist networks 
around the world has been going on for neat I l~he "War on 

Terror' ' has been active since 9 ! 1 . but there w as a war going on before, 
though we were only dimly aw .ire ot h 

In 1993. terronsts that had ties to Usama bin Laden attempted to 
destroy the World Trade Cento lolling six arid injuring 1.000 
were additional attacks by these groups in 1 995. 1 996. 1 998. and 200(1. 
the last two being the destruction of two American embassies in Mf" a 
(American soil ) and the bombing of the USS C 'ok respectively. 

Then came 9/ 1 1 and people in our nation seemed to wake up to the 
danger that had gone seemingh unnoticed for years 

The war between America and our terronst enemies is goi 
continue, whethcrwe want it to or not Some argue that OUT W8I in Iraq 
will, in fact be more hazardous to Americans in the long run be 
will radicalize potential terronsts that would otherwise ha\e lived in- 
nocuous lives. 

With all due respect, there n Ins, though it 

might make sense in theory l ' ' ' toe* place ....mcdiatch following 
eight years of the most passi\ e and cautious Amcncun foreign policy 
tn decades, despite numerous provocations by our enemies 

Caution and passivity have their places. But we arc currently in a 
state of war. it is a war that was declared on us. not by us, and neither 
the populace nor the administration 

We can go round and round arguing who is most responsible for 
this conflict whoever that ma y he. «. I our innocents, who 

arc the ones targeted by lerronsm. 

I he Wat in Iraq is a necessary evil, literally, and we must try to 
protect Innocent Iraqis who have been caught in the middle. Many 
argue that the war is an immoral acton, maybe it is. but this war will 
take place sometime and somewhere and would it be any more moral 
to al low this war to take place in New York, Los Angeles, or Denver 
nth i than Baghdad, Basra, or Tiknf? Define it as amoral failure, if 
you wish, but if I were president, I wouldn't want to explain to a 
l who lost a child or a husband who lost a wife to a terror 
attack that I was unwilling to do something that could be construed 
is immoral to prevent it Ask yourself this: would you? Woukl 
; • Does "immoral" mean that it should not be done, under 
any circumstances ' Or is it sometimes necessary to take an im- 
moral action to prevent something even worse? 

We did not have the option of choosing the time of this war. it 

1 1 rust upon us But we do have the luxury of choosing the 

n of it Iraq has essentially become a Bug Zappcr for tcrror- 

i .i . I hey are being drawn to Iraq and expelling their energy there. 

A terrorist who fights a soldier in Iraq will not be available to kill a 

uulianin Amcnca 

There are casualoes in Iraq (394 as of today) and every single one 
| u^gedy and we musm't forget thcrn We are buying our sctunty 
mhaq and fiaying for it with our dearest blood. While we arc stress- 
iboul upcoming papers and exams they are concerned about 
maybe never going home again And we owe them more than we 
l. >nld possibly real i. <- 

Showing support for the war is not the same as saying that il is a 
good or desirable thing This war is like surgery, just because some- 
one admits that its necessary to go ahead doesn't make that person 
"pro-war," simply, I would argue, pragmatic 

The United Stales has enjoyed immense peace and prospenty 
over the past years We were in our safe little bubble and were 
blissfully ignorant to the dangers of the real world That was then. 
I In. is now. 

Ii i tempting to try to compare the circumstances today to better 
times But we are in a state of war This is not business as usual. It's 
a lot easier to be comfortable dunng rxacerime. 

The war is not about oil, temtory, or political gain. It is about 
Survival, not of the whole, because our nation is far too powerful to 
be brought down by these terrorists, but of the individual who could 
loin the ranks of terrorism victims 

Our society is built on debate and we have to always feel that we 
can debate issues. Tax cuts. ANWR, campaign finance reform, and 
affirmative action are all things about which reasonable people can 
differ But we are at war. Our troops did not choose to be in Iraq and 
our president did not choose to be the first since FDR to respond to 
an attack by foreign nationals on Amencan soil There has not been 
another foreign attack on Amencan soil since 9/1 1 How much 
more successful could the administration really be? 

We owe our freedom and our lives to our military men and women. 
Honor them. 


Che J&etoartf t $urpU 

November 21, 2003 

An open letter to the Vice Chancellor 
regarding the Talloires Declaration 

R Ctl , Been promoting an environ' 

menial m it) known as the rallcjuxtpeclaration which th 
dents pur-pun will enhance the university's environmenta] qual 
us „i In ing Hi., group has already strong-armed the Student 
Assembl into supporting the declaration and ostensibly plans to 
do the same with the i acuft) Senate 'Strong-armed 5 the ap 
preprint? term to use, because theni technique is such mat the) 
porir.iv those individuals who disagree with the declaration as 
reaction ir . anti i nvironment, jmiii.Tior.ini.jinl thus. feu people 
nrc willing i" speak out against the fortl 
Ultimate!) the group ol students and their advisio 
hope the movement culminates m youi own signing ol th< 

Wh\ do they want sou to sign a contract stating that you and 
the uni e with the vaguely warded ten point plan ol 

the declaration? rht official website ol the declaration states 
very, that 'Signing the Declaration constitutes i eommit- 
menl to r hit h the institution can be held accountable ovet time, 
meaning that it you were to sign the document on bchalt ol the 
universlt) you are legally hound to help achieve the specified 
goals e ioI the best environmental actions h>r the 

university Furthermore, an atmosphere >>i accusation would 
quick!) arisi it members ol the student bodj or facultj conclude 
that the universitj is operating outside of the t ten point plan 
Breai hing this plan is noi as difficult as one might imagine since 
it is , hi. H teristit all) unspet ifn and maj he interpreted in an) 

number ol WBVS 

win!, the lalloires i te< laration don make the critical acknowl- 
edgment that "Unneisiii, s educate moat ol the people who de- 
velop, in. i manage societ) s institutions " it provides nocleai state- 
ment about how the university should behave mordei that it might 
do it-, pan to pron (I ou sign the docu 

mnii ; ion loi ,i health) environment will be less 

articulate and moi coi fiised Rather, I suggwi thai students, 
i.h uii . uni administrators gathei in ordet Uitit they might draw 
up a pi in unique to Sewanee thai outlines how this universit) 
plans to promote sustainable living 

ii the universits adopts this declaration, it gener- 
ates th. ippi u.iil i- thai lis promoters and signatories are dissat- 
isfied with the universit) scunenl environmental policy and that 
the ttatus quo is a deftt ienl state Nothing could be farther from 

, in, timbei management plan, that the students, faculty, and ad- 
ministrators can take thai will he of more consequence to pro- 
moting environmentally progressive policies than signing the 
Talloires Declaration 

The statements of the declaration are too vaguely worded and 
noncommittal in tone for any individual to be certain of exactly 
what the document recommends For example, the declaration 
states that the stabilization ol human population" is a "funda- 
mental problem" and "urgent actions are needed to address" it 
But it includes no specifics as to how the "problem" should be 
solved and states only that it needs to be solved. This is merely 
a single example out of several dozen more This attitude of 
complete disregard of respect for the various opinions and be- 
liefs that arc assembled in a university setting should disturb any 
individual who is asked to support this declaration. 

It would not be appropriate to lambaste the declaration's pro- 
moters for the unspecific character of their document and re- 
main evasive about my own >uggestions. Thus, I offer the fol- 
low mg recommendations tor .unsideration from the administra- 
tion faculty, and student bod> ->i the university as suggestions as 
a point ot departure for dialogue regarding the issue of environ- 
mental susceptibility at Sewanee: In an effort to promote the re- 
sponsible maintenance of timber on the domain, the university 
should commit to moving or otherwise replacing trees which are 
forfeited m the building of structures on the domain, including 
university buildings and privately owned homes The university 
should strive to install only energy efficient appliances in uni- 
versitv buildings, including dormitories. Lastly, it would not be 
unreasonable to the university establish a stand- 
ing committee to review aspects of the university's treatment of 
environmental issues and to nuke further recommendations re- 
garding improvements after soliciting responses from local resi- 
dents students, faculty, and stall I reiterate that these are merely 
preliminary suggestions from one individual's perspective, but I 
jiii certain that it the intellects of many community members 
were applied to the issue a greater amount of progress will be 
achieved, In only a few sentences I have offered more guidance 
to the issue ot environmental policy at the university than the 
Talloires Declaration would ever produce. 

It is with a most emphatic \. ice that I implore you not to sign 
the Talloires Declaration, but to promote, instead, better guid- 

Alcohol Policies at Sewanee 

Submitted by an Anonymous Sewanee 

My freshman year 1 signed up for a sub-free suite. I was 
delighted with the present friends I met there and on my 
hall. I enjoyed going out. meeting new people, and party- 
ing with my new friends. My sobriety did not make me 
feel particularly excluded, only occasionally uncomfort- 
able By the end of the year my entire suite, save myself 
was sub-full. I felt a greater sense of alienation among my 
peers, but did not ever question their friendship or respect- 
ability. I felt no incentive to sign-up for a sub-free room 
my sophomore year knowing the habits of my friends. 

I would never want someone to punished for consum- 
ing alcohol in a sub-free suite, but I want the system to be 
taken seriously. Many of the people I know living in sub- 
free rooms went sub-free in order to get a better room, not 
because they are committed to a sober life-style. In fact, 
some of the people I know living in the sub-free rooms 
are the most sub-full people I know. Conversely, many of 
the sub-free people I know do not live in sub-free rooms. 
Is there a screening process wc could have for these rooms? 
Is there any way we could keep people from cheating' the 
system? Can't we at least take one valuable aspect of our 
drug/alcohol policy seriously? 
I 1 



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W ith greatest concern. 

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Hooking Up: A Sign 


With Their Sexuality? 

Lizzie Stone 

start writer 

r ooi Eve took the rap in the garden. Helen 
was blamed for a whole war, and Hester 
hid to wear her scarlet "A " The examples 
are endless. Even in the early '90"s. when 
Madonna came out with the hit song "Like 
a Prayer" and then her "Erotica" album, she 
went from media darling to oversexed out- 

Wc tend to think that our culture has 
evolved beyond the days when women 
were supposed to repress their sexuality, 
hut in the snow globe that is Sewanec, is 
that really true? Sure, girls aren't consid- 
ered damaged goods it they haven't saved 
themselves for marriage anymore, but 
aren't they judged nonetheless ' Up on the 
mountain, where girls arc called "whores" 
lor expressing their sexuality, arc they re- 
ally equal' 1 Or does Madonna's telling lyric 
1 'ops, 1 didn't know I couldn't talk about 
sex" capture our culture's desire to repress 
the reality that women are sexual beings. 

The phrase "hooking up" seems to he all 
os er the place these days; it's heard on tclc- 
\ ision shows, at movies, and in music, but 
what does it even mean? According to a 
poll of Sewanec women, hooking up is 
i - anything from a small kiss to sexual inter 

The widespread usage of the term and the 
onyomg gossip spinning in the air about 
"who hooked up last weekend" might seem 
a sign that women feel more comfortable 
exploring their sexuality WRONG Most 
hooking up at Sewanec happens during 
freshman and sophomore years, when 
women new to the mountain generally lack 
confidence in themselves and arc feeling 

Let's use freshman Susie Q. as an example 
Some guy at a fraternity party shows a little 
interest in Susie, and she feels that some- 

of Women IL 

one likes her, or maybe that she's accept. .1 
here The guy tells her she's prcny and says 
he wants to hang out with her. "So," he says, 
"let's go watch a movie or something. OK '" 
Excited that she is found attractive. Susie 
readily agrees. 

We all know how tin- storv ends hislforward 
to Susie running back to her dorm early the 
next morning, hoping no one will sec her 
It's not so much that she went out on a Fri- 
day night looking to "hook up" and express 
herself sexually, but more along the lines of 
looking to feel wanted and fit in 
In a college community, hooking up is a fast 
way to do both. It may be fake intimacy, but 
for a night at least theie is a guy who will 
tell Susie she s great, and that feels nice. 
Unfortunately, the ugly truth comes out in 
the daylight, when the guy who acted like 

Susie was so special is ignoring hoi m the 

dining hall or even spreading rumors about 
her to all his friends. 
If it turns out that Susie wot looking to 
press herself sexually, the consequences arc 
likely to be more unfortunate still She will 
immediately be labeled a slut and punished 
for behaving in a way QOl in keeping with 
Sewanec s norm \\ hilc Susie herself 
might be progressive, the culture heir is noi 
It may pretend to believe in equality of the 
sexes, but only till a woman BCta equality out. 
h I herd to know what the solution lo this 
problem is. particularly sun e the culture is 
perpetuated by women as well as men. 
Women judge women just as much as men 
do. So while some try to make this a femi- 
nist isBUO, it goes beyond that 
Whatever Susie's motivations 'hal night at 
the fraternity party, everyone wants to be 
loved That is a haste human need that can 
he satisfied only briefly by physical contact 

alone When "love" disappears as quickly ' ls 

it came, it can leave its recipient feeling more 
alone and less loved than ever 
One thing is certain Susie, whoever she is, 
needs to reflect on why she docs what she 
does. If she concludes thai to be 

sexually active, she should choose her part- 
ner carefully, be safe, and stand tall in the 
face of gossip Just because people talk does 
not mean she should repress het MXUallt) 
After all. that's how we got into this it 
Isn't it ' 

Tarantino s Latest Ride on the Adrenaline Express 

Kill Bill 

Alex Cranz 

Staff Writer 

v^uentm Tarentino, a name synonymous with ultra violence, appears on the 
wanted list of countless watchdog groups and his films are enough to mat. 
the strongest TV censor ennge Still, it is difficult to argue that his films <//< not 
great Reserwir Dogs made him a studio darling and Pulp Fiction made him a 
household name. After those two films he pretty much had free reign to do w hat- 
ever he wanted. 

First on his list was the very cool Jackie Broun (. onsidered to be his weakest 
film, it never the less made the critics drool hut that was back in l UQ ~ Since 
then, we've had Matrix revolutions, a Potter phenomenon and llohhn happen- 

Indeed the world is a very different place then it was in 1997 So whatever film 
Tarentino came up with next needed to he all those things and more It needed to 
hit pop culture right on the head and take us for a wild ride 
The expectations were enormous. Buzz was high Whispers came out about Uma 
Thurman and a slew of cult gods suits sweated and fan boys salivated. Then the 
announcement came that Ins newest Him would actually he two films The suits 
w ere now excited at prospects ol twice the profit and fan bOJTS were saddened at 
having to pay for two tickets instead of one. 

So is there a reason beyond Tarentino s involvement to w arrant all ol this weep- 
ing, gnashing of teeth, and general tomfoolery'' In two words I [ell Yeah. 

As a journalist 1 know I should retrain from using explicative and I know that 
gushing is highly unprofessional, but 
there is something about Kill Bill Part 
One that makes mc want to throw all 
'he rules out the window 
This is one of those films that at. 
"ne long ndc IT is fantastic The ac- 
tion is gorgeous and brutal People gel 
hurt and look nasty, but you don't rc- 
J "y seem to care It is just surreal. The 
cinematography is spot on It i 
homage to hundreds ol films, from 
^findhouse, to Clu>t< Sock) to 
Blaxploitation The colors are bright 
''ndthe images are powerful 

The script is not the usual snappy Tarentino, but when it snaps it .maps. Of course, 
most of the time the script alludes to the great "'tis revenge flicks; lots of "be- 
seeches and "honor" phrases are thrown out there Still, you do not mind. 
Why don't you mind? Because the editing of this film is brilliant The pacing is 
perfect ["here ism other way to edit this film No other way to pace it. It keeps 
you gasping and ooing and awing the whole time From the black and white open- 
ing to the House ol Blue Leaves sequence this film will have you on your feet. I 
promise that if you see this film in a crowded theater you will come out actually 
gasping for breath It is that last and wonderful 

\\ hat about the plot ' I've thrown out a lot ot words and a lot of praise. And now I 
must mention the .me weak point (not that weak) The plot is very, very, very 
simple, insanely so There arc no twists or turns. It is just Uma Thurman out for 
revenge against five people that killed her wedding party and left her for dead 
That is it. So some might find that weak. Personally. I loved it This film doe QOt 
claim tobcccrebr.ii it is not asking for an Oscar It jusl wants to show a whole lot 
of cool people being cool and killing other people in a cool way. 
Personally I am A -OK with that 

note that this film is not for everyone If you cannot stand gore at all then 
retrain Irom seeing 't But if you want an ,r tion movie to beat all action movies 
then definitely high tail it to Tullahoma and sec this beauty. 


924 31 

m>t fcetoanee purple 

November 18, 2003 

Living it 


Becca Stokes 

Arta Columnist 

"Just b< ■ oust I don i toy anything, doesn i 
ilium I don i like you i opened my mouth and] 
tried and 1 tried, but no words came out With- 
out fort} ount esoj io< lal skill I m lust an ass 
In the i rat * of humanity I'mjustahugemana- 
r, , Indbt stdt i vou re probably holdtnghands 
with tome skinny pretty girl who likes i<> talk 
about bands ami all I want to do Is ride bikes 
with you and stay up late and watch cartoons." 
ih. Moldy Pea ht i 

Once last yen while lining with three girls 
who I consider to he the innermost crowd of 
k ill circle, •> gu) I was desperate to im- 
press joined us and I didn'1 have a damn thing 
to say, not one. Wink reading this, you're prob- 
ably getting an inkling that I'm not really ever 
bi a Ion foi words Somehow my three friends 
managed lo k< ep thi convert ition moderately 
afloat 01 Bl least stop mc from presenting my- 
m'H as a total slack-jawed idiot 

v, i ,..nn< ' word- we started talk' 

ing about friendship I don't know how, and I 
said with all the intellectual gusto I eould man- 
age "I think it's all a game anyway You hang 

out with a person long enough, acting as it they 
know you complete Is and you them, and even- 
tual!} you do and eventually sou re friends 

i he silence was urn anus 
i in terrified trangei in out midst himked 
ind said No I don't dunk that's how it 
works " 

llou do sou really befriend anyone? is it in- 
cidental oi do those kitsch) records instruct 
ontacl and firm handshakes 
hnv< some son ol basis in reality? This is one 
of those things I vc been over-thinking, espe- 
cially latelj 

I don"l know how ii works' I'm socially in- 
ept! I'm shy. cripplingly so' t I his. I will admit 

ijsabli 'ii • ■ each s certain age- I'll 

al o idiml thai I've reached that age ) All my 

past friendships with the same sex read like a 

had coming ol agi novel I think there's a level 
of honesty to these painful little memories 
ma) 1 1 them such accessible, albeit cliched, ex- 

v\ hen i was born I had a best friend In fact. 
we were bes) friends before we were bom, 

which while lerril'K convenient is incredibly 

irksome in hindsight because I had nothing to 
do with the way things turned out She and 1 are 
actual!) reall) luck) My mom was an uptight 
brokei married lo an uptight priest and her mom 

was a I unk v writer whose dad was an even 
tunkier artist Hut our moms read the same 
books while they were pregnant So there you 
go Best friends 

I had nothing to do with the choice, I came 

into this world and fol several vcus tollowing 
that piodigioush ama/ing day Dorothy and 1 
were |omed at the hip not because we sought 
each Othei out but because our moms wanted 

to drink some coffee and talk. Shc'snow aphr- 
losoph) majorat Haul, and I'm down here over 
m theatre We get togethei once a year, usually 

in the summer ami we talk about our lives and 
politics and boys in order We never tight 

and we never talk m between She isa constant 

in my lite, one ol the constants I had nothing to 
do with 

Then there was the friend I made when I 
moved ifl the thud grade We had both been in- 
vited I" a little eirls htrthdas party because 
everyone's parents loved us We both were 
shunned and. rotund pariahs that we were, de- 
c ided to abscond » tth the tub ol Hen and Jerry's 
and hide under the dining room table It doesn't 
bode well when your friendship is based on in- 
security ami chocolate 

Meghan was the kind of tnend who insisted 
on linking arms when we walked down the hall. 
She is the kind ol woman who will end up at 
thirty with waist long hair multicolored plastic 

ami macaroni earrings she made her- 
self She will work at a consumer complaint 
hotline, saying things like you do when hang- 
ing out i'ii I rida) nights like. "I'm soooo crazy!" 
Shi IS the kind ol peison that when you Started 
middle school made you swear thlng^ like. 
you'd be friends forever I un the most naive 
ol us must have had some sense that a forever 

with tins fHend jusi wasn't in the cards 

She was the first friend I jilted. In high school, 
the home place of jilting in general I ditched her 
in favor of Kathenne who was skinny, tortured 
and wanted to be an actress She and I would hang 
out everyday, not the joyous fun-filled afternoons 
I'd spent with Meghan, but endless skulking on 
city streets It was Katherinc who made me listen 
to Am DiFranco, Phish, and when we grew, a 
little. The Vines, and Weezer She was the friend 
who decided your hair would look great in dreds 
She's the reason I look back on high school and 
kind of groan going. "What the hell was I DO- 

Kathenne was an actress, the first one I ever 
knew, in every sense I worshipped Katherinc be- 
cause she could tell teachers to f*'k off All she 
had to do, was look down and bite her lip and 
every guy we knew would've climbed a glass 
mountain for her. Kathenne had mc wntc her 
monologues for auditions (a total taboo) and told 
me I really should run away to Chicago (don't 
ask me why) and be a writer She bought me a 
pair of thick black glasses and Doc Martens. 

Kathenne 's boyfriend dumped her the end of 
the first and only year we were friends She ran 
down the halls of the school and ended up locked 
in a soundproof both we used for practicing voice 
or instruments. He called her while she was school 
and left a message on her home voicemail. Her 
boyfriend was an actor she met in community 
theatre and he dumped her to be with this younger, 
angner actress. Even funously contrary Katherine 
proved she was just liked the rest of us and mut- 
tered the final damnation: "She's NOT even 

I chased after her. wheezing. She was pacing, 
storming in this little box with no lights on and 
when I went to open the door her eyes locked 
with mine and blazed in a way I'd never seen. 1 
realized that I didn't know Kathenne, and I knew 
that I never would And frankly, that was fine with 

Fat and unhappy, I lived vicariously through 
her - this lioness who really had her game to- 
gether. One stupid guy and she fell to bits and 
pieces. I fell with her - my love life, while as 
destructive in its own quiet way - had nothing 
compared to the passion she seemed to feel at all 
times. She was despite all appearances, insecure 
and miserable She was, a real actress if you get 
my meaning. 

The next year, Meghan took me back - be- 
cause those friends you make on the brink of your 
Oprah's book club leap into womanhood will take 
you back We had a tacit understanding - she 
wouldn't laugh at my newly shorn head, and I 
wouldn't try to steal and bum her favonte pink 
sweatshirt with a kitten on it While she drove us 
around the city in her giant station wagon with 
wood paneling we clashed musically until we both 
got fed up and listened to Beth Orton, Belle, and 
Sebastian all the time. 

Fncndship wasn't something I ever took seri- 
ously It was something done for me by parents, 
school, or circumstance. When you amve in a 
new situation, like college, there's always the 
danger of getting swept up in the whirlwind and 
clinging to each other the way we've son of had 
to our whole lives Luckily, for most of us, that 
ends up not being the case. We float, drift, en- 
gage in some minor dramas and end up happy 

I can't seem to leave well enough alone. There 
will always be the those people who make mc 
fall silent, who 1 seem to insist I have some sort 
of place with, a nght to befriend What is it about 
some people that attracts us somewhere deep in 
our gut and then leaves us totally tongue-tied 9 
I'm not talking lust, maybe something a little 
purer I am positive that everyone on campus has 
one of these people, you see them as you pass 
and think " 1 know who you are, and you know 
who I am, why don't we say hello, even'" 

Our biggest problem as people, as adults on 
the verge is our refusal to admit that we are worth 
knowing. We all need to grow up. to pull our- 
selves out of the insular mire of our teens and 
accept the fact that the world isn't about us. It's 
about everyone else. The scanest part of a real 
friendship is accepting that maybe another per- 
son docs indeed know you - good, bad, ugly - 
which another person has seen through you since 
the beginning and is still around. Maybe the fin,! 
step in being less inept, less shy, less neurotic is 
admitting our own worth and moving on- 
or maybe it's just smiling more and learning some 
interesting ice breakers. 

Andrea's Anthology 

Great Book Reviews 

Lord Foul's Bane 

L/ord Foul's Banc, the first of three books in a sencs of 
fantasy novels, has no problem standing on its own as one 
of the most imaginative character-dnven books in its genre 
The book (and senes) revolves around Thomas Covenant, a 
leper who has lost everything dear to him because of his 
disease. Bitter after being abandoned by his wife and infant 
son. Covenant protects himself by wallowing in anger and 

His entrance into The Land, an alternate world that chal- 
lenges Covenant's very sanity, comes as unexpectedly to 
him as it does to the reader. That's where the book's strength 
really lies - in the ability to create a character whose confu- 
sion and reactions are genuine. Covenant doesn't accept this 
insane turn of events m the stoic way that most fantasy char- 
acters would. He spends almost the entire book convinced 
he's in a dream, for fear the other alternative is that he has 
gone insane Ironically, the characters see him as the savior 
of The Land for the very reasons he would most like to for- 
get. Covenant's missing fingers on his right hand serves as 
a sign to the people that he is a reincarnation of the legend- 
ary Berek Halfhand. who according to legend, will either 
"save or damn The Land " Another sign that Covenant is 
the potential savior ol the land is his wedding ring, made of 
white gold, a metal that does not exist in this new world 
I In two most painful expenences of his life, his disease 
and his failed maniage, arc the very things that make him a 

Covenant could be the poster child for the antihero. I spent 
most of fhc book hating his character, waiting for him to do 
something to merit his being the central figure of the story. 
The more I read, the more he did and said things that made 
me dislike him [wasn't alone most of the characters that 
Covenant encounters throughout the book don't like him at 
all, but they help him anyway because of their belief in the 
prophecy and their love of The Land. Even the secondary 
characters in the novel arc shown to have a surpnsing amount 
of depth. Giants, wood nymphs, and demons all have their 
own reasons tor doing what they do 
The book can be slow going at times, with long-winded 
descriptions and redundant passages, but for the most part 
it's a great pagc-tumer. Established fans of fantasy should 
definitely add this to their collection. For those who have 
never read a book of this sort. Lord Foul's Bane is probably 
not the one I'd start with 

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Jane Harrington 

Staff Wrtier 


luys& Dolls, running November 14-16 and 21-22, is the 
latest production from I heatrc Sewanee "Guys & Dolls" 
mantic musical set in post World War I New York, is a comed) 
involving gamblei and "save .1 soul missionaries which inter- 
twines the worlds of after hours Manhattan with us purer day- 
light happenings Joe Swchnig and Abe Burrows base the slum 
on characters created by Damon Runyon with music and lyrics 
by Frank Locsscr The show was well directed In Sewanee The- 
atre Professor Peter Smith, and Steven Shrader charmingly ar- 
ranged the musical direction. 

Sky Masterson. played cleverly by Rob Evans, C'04, is a 
smooth-talking no nonsense gambler who enthusiastically em- 
braces the single life and belittles his friend Nathan Detroit, amus- 
ingly played by Hatcher Overton. C'05. for having a long I 
fiance. Sky, a sell-imposed bachelor, never has any interest in 
settling on one doll, that is until he agrees to take a bet that he- 
will be unable to take the puritanical Sergeant Sarah Brown (de- 
lightfully portrayed by Taylor Cornell. C '05) to Havana. Cuba 
for dinner. Sarah Brown, who is head of the local missions 
busy trying to convert sinners to Christians along withhei fellow 
colleagues (played b) Maryellen Feaster Leslie Jones. Annwn 
Myers | indj Potter, Vi Lyn, and Charlie Shrader) and through a 
series of amusing occurrences falls in love with Sky Masterson, 
and he with her. 

One of the highlights of the production is M Mane Van Dyke, 
C'04, in the role ol Miss Adelaide, the longtime li aneee of Nathan 
Detroit. Van Dyke is hilarious in the role, and the cadence and 
outlandish mannerisms that she assumes are never broken All 
c asi members do a superb job, and the singing and choreography, 
done by Amanda Michaels (lis. j 8 very entertaining. Other 
notable cast members include Alex Murray as Nieely-Nicely 

I'lmson. Brian Jordan Alvarez as Ben Snuihstrcct, Rag \ irmani 
as the Greek, ( hris Miller as Brad\ Bottle Bates, lamie layloi 

as \ngic the Ov loh.i Wi OS Lfvei I IDS I OUIS and feff 

m as 1 uscious Rick) Several facultj members rounded 
oui the casi Bran Cotter assumed the role ol Rust) I harlii 
Marcia \ ( 00I1 pis ral ( mtwright, lerrj Ingl 1 

1 1 icutcnant Brannigan, Micah Hargro 
max, Gary Schcuflcr played Arvide.Mxmailn and lohnPii 
was Harrj the Horse. 

The chorus girls also contributed hcavilj tothi fini produc- 
tion rhe ' Hot Box (.iris' included lessica Sheikh 

micI Givens lessica Martin, Ann Bush, Vmanda Michaels 
1 aughran and Sarah Stacpool Amanda Robinson Laura 
\niie Rose. Li/?ic Stone. Nicole Dicharry, Sarah Morgan 
lustyna Kcllcy. Amanda Meaddor and \n| 
Galbreath played the Havana Dolls i he set and 
lighting done by Dan Backlund was so well de- 
signed, and the New York streets easil ( omened 

to Havana ( uba When walking into Proctor Hill 

Theatre, one immediately felt removed from the 
Sewanee bubble and taken into the world of SW ing- 
mg New York The space created 1 Fleeted the 
transformation that the characters ui dergo and 
helped the audience to feel distanced from the out- 
side world and become absorbed into the world ol 
Sky Maierson and Sarah Brown till onl) m 

tive aspect of the sinn^ was occasional!) the 

mg especially some the female soh' I well 

picked up by the mikes and some of the 1 

lost Overall, the signing was strong with vocal 

Scheuflei rhe musii was superb and th< Hoi 
Box" Orchestra was well conducted b) Steven Shradei 1 
Sewanee's production ol 'Guys S Dolls is 1 strong well-done 
produi lion and should no) be missed 

Admission toGI VS \M> DOLI Sis free, 
For reservations anil further information, phone 

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"How to Attract a ^Man or Woman''' 


According to Google 



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Smoke House: 84 

Waffle House:82 

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Must proside lighters and be 
comfortable with me talking at 
non-speaking volume 

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6'0 local senior baseball playei 

seeking hot dog loving woman 

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seeking an intelligent, funny 
canne mdis idual sslio enjOVS a 

good laugh 1 Must enjoy athlet- 
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John Cowan Bearded rambler 
in search ol steady Betty. Like 
Gus looking for his Clara so I 
•mi searching for my better half 
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have an affinity for hoop skins 
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Happy Shake Day! 
Rush Weekend Forecast 

Night to Rem em re r. . . . 

One Sewanee Student Meets A True 
Iraqi War Hero... Read his story on 
the Back Page. 

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Phillip Cole: 

Molly Smith 

Guest Writer 


remember thinking (his summer, there is some- 
one 1 am going to be with and 1 haven't even met 
him yet, or even know who he is. I could have never 
imagined that that person was going to be Phillip 
Cole, nor could I anticipate the profound effect he 
would have on my life. I knew Phillip in a different 
way than his teammates or classmates, but there is 
no doubt that his effect on most people was equally 
Significant, Phillip was full of life, energy, and com- 
passion and everyone's connection with Phillip made 

Back that 

Thing Up 






Executive Editor 

Kathryn Larson 


1 \ :/ Grams— and we aren't talking about the 
piovie— but if you wanted to. you probably could put it 
n your new high-tech, James Bond styled, 1 28 MB USB 
ford. Starting Wednesday. Sewanee is test-marketing 

(Continued Page 2) 

them happier people. 

Before that Sunday morning when 1 found out, death 
was a stranger to me. Death was rarely on my mind, 
and so far from me that it seemed an eternity before il 
would cross my path In that one moment, as 1 lay in 
my bed paralyzed by the horror and devastated to such 
a slate of overwhelming gnef, the reality of death be- 
came crystal clear. 1 had lost Phillip. The trutli ol such 
a enmc evokes so much pain and so much anger You 
know that college students are at risk for car ace idents 
or overdosing, but murder is unthinkable. It I had 
known on Friday morning that the next time 1 would 
see him would be on Tuesday night in a coffin, my 
world would have crashed in on me, and it has I don't 
understand what happened or why it would happen or 
how to feel, but what 1 do know is that time., it) feel- 
ing, because he is not with me. will not BM The 
days immediately after I received the news are a blur to me I JUBI 
kept thinking that when he came to me that morning. I should have 
told him to stay for Mountain Top Ball. I wished I left two minutes 
earlier on Friday afternoon to say one last goodbye. I knovi I bad 
no control over what happened, but the what if" S are haunting 

I came to Sewanee for an education and I felt prepared, but DOW 
1 have realize that the most important lessons in life aren't learned 
in a classroom There is no way to prepare for such a colossal [OSI 
as the loss of Phil and I know that it will take a very long tun 
me to feel normal again. 1 find that doing school work seems so 
trivial, as though something inside me has slopped and everything 
seems so meaningless. 1 feel frozen in so many was . because the 
world around me conUnues, bul 1 remain tormented by this loss In 
hearing of the arrest of the man who stole Phillip from all of us, I 
only feel numb The hardest battle for me is accepting in my mind 
that nothing will bring him hack 

My complete lack of understanding as to how such an act could 
occur has left me quesuoning. 1 rememher at Phillips funeral the 
priest said that senseless acts of violence, such as Phillip's death 
can push one far from God or draw one nearer They can de 

one's faith or strengthen il He prayed it would bi ihi latterl 
.,11 1 dobelievi in< led, bul 1 will m ■■■ 1 b< lit w thai < iodcho 
i.,ke Phillip 1 think that in life things happ hei 

to help those left hchmd it is not thai ihi football team has lost a 

player. 01 thai the K bOOl has lost Itudcnl 01 tllOl 10 main .H ,i-. 

lost i friend, ot thai i have losi a bo is thai this 

world has lost a rarit) rhe loss of Phillip ofalivelj 

funny, outgo: ng young man who, mosi importantlj exemplified kind 

beeitedness, affection, and concern Itwa (1 de of Phillip I was boo 

cod to have experi 

[know thai man) ol u who were close to Phillip tl 
mixed feelings engull us [here ,.. a wani loli 

Isomanj rnemories we shared her withl andyetth 

itpowa rh 

when I can talk about him and feel this rush I 'I hap] • in the ibilil) to 

remember how he mademc feel lh 

■ring to see me ta 
leaving me his wilt) mi nj phooi ' " h "" 

Continued Page < 

She's on toBigg 


Julie Blair 

Arts Editor 


_ nless you've been living under a rock lately, you know that 
Robin Rotman was named Sewanees twenty-fourth Rhodes scholar. 
If you have been living under a rock, Robin can identify it for you 
and tell you its point of origin On the evening ot November 22. 
wh,le the rest of us were enjoying the Mountain Top Ball. Miss 
Rotman was in Vtlanta mentally preparing tod.scuss her future plans 
With the associated pre^s. Rotman is B senior geology major with 
Jouble minors in math and Environmental Studies 

lb receive a Rhodes scholarship, an applicant must receive the 
endorsement of his or her school. A. Sewanee. this means d.scuss- 
BDd application with a panel lhat includes former Rhodes 
us on the faculty Endorsement obtained, the applicant moves 
00 to a s.ate selection committee Candidates choose where to in- 
terview the state of legal resident 01 the state in which s/hc attends 

native of Lake Bluff. Illinois chose to mi. < 
in ftnnessee this mean, traveling to Nashville After Lh.s process. 
the state committee forwards two candidates to the district commit- 
tee For Rotman this took place in Atlanta. Out ot ninety -nine 
American Gnalisl applicants, thirty-two are selected as Rhodes SCboI- 
UDOUI Rhodes scholars include Wesley Clark and Bill Clinton 
Rhodes scholars are selected b> the qualities outlined in Cecil 
Rhodes' will. These include physical vigor and excellence in char- 
ter rhe trust provide foi transportation, schooling, and expenses 

for two years of study in Oxtord, England 

After hei IU) in Oxford. Robin plans to study and pi 
environmental law. She and Dr Bran Poller presented a papBI Bl 
theGeologii nl Society of America conference in Seattle last se- 
mester. Robin also gave a presentation on hydrology in Puerto 
Rico earlier that semester 

I Gnl met Robin in Physical Geology. Advent semester, fresh 
man year Three days before the longest paper of my life-thus 
.cas due Rohm Bdd, "How's the paper coming '" I badfl ' 
started. Before I could answer, she said. The funniest thing hap 
pened to me I'm doing geo-therrnal activity m Iceland and I got 
all my sources through inter-library loan. They were in Icelu 
did Good thing I started a month ago. Otherwise I couidn > 

translated them and I wouldn't he finished BOW." She was tin 
d the weekend before I even started I feel this anecdote ..ill 

defines both our perfectly; .1 is onl) out attitu 
toward each other thai have changed. Robin's •Math-Three" 
drive m academia and all areas ot life no longer irks me to the 
core, on the contrary, il is her drive that I mosi admire Ra.her 
man rolling my eyes at her mqu.s.ii'. enc. s I am proudfobehei 
fnend. Over the break. I gol the opportunity to interview R»h.n 

mail Here ^rc the results of cyber-chai 
l.Why did you decide to try for the Rhodes ' 

An "A'Myplcal klnda gal 

I tried for the RIhhJcs hec . i. 

ultimate challenge, and becat 

birthplace of geolog) sndti "" l 

Continued Paw 2 

Page 2 

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January 27, 2004 

Spring is Sprouting With A New 




It's Not Just Another 

Dumb Acronym 
Natasha Cowle 

En vironmental Column. 

Rotman Continued From Front Page 

Staff Writer 

Highatopthc< urabcrland Plateau. sur- 
rounded bj tl sand "' acres ol lush pine 

and hordwi o ' ! " Sewanee campus 

vaj from the dirt) haze ol 

ovci i hail s lh:l " M hour 

asi Oui belovedsch fitsitsnatu 

,,,i surroundings Moss and iv> soften el 

ton. buildings statefo oaksand 

D quads, and students 

walkoi bii ampuspaths Vetoui 

beautiful, pristim unpus lulls us into a false 

ol isolation rhe "Sewanee bubble" 

manifests itsell inanew form when applied 

l0 environmental issues il becomes the 

NIMHi |N -"' In M] I ' oniplex 

and pollution are noi 

hoi topic: i 'I" studeni bod) here on 

campus \nd that's understandable consid- 
how little wi ■■ ol theirresults We 

hop ui cars foi n late aighi trip to the 

library, oi foi n raspberr) muff « al the 

Blu( ( haii and think nothing ol il * 

no gri " wance "' 

iroubli oui We have plenty of 

water, so why hurry in the shower? \nd il 
lime tosort ret yclables it'ssotempt- 
ing to dump everything in the trash, espe- 
, ,,11, 5 j n , , ,, ;oon disappears into an un- 
andunsmeli landfill I'mnotbein 

. hard to sei i need to con- 
. , hen we don I si e an) effects ol out 


i ikaj so maybe b) now you agree with 
,,„ [hai ill. [i "s a bil ol .i problem with oui 

lendcncj to Igi - things rjfitsidc ol oui 

bubbli I >< maybe not, in which 
i m impressed thai you'n still reading 

mJ article rhanl ■■ " and 

we'll take a look at this NIMBY thing on 
., [argei scale 

you know the stufl wi re bombarded 
withdailj in the news? No, noi the latest 
guj soldiers have fished oui ol a hole in 

Iraq or Paris Hilton's contributions I e 

elegance ol the English language How 
about these facts global wanning 

ausing the spread ol infectious dis 
eases and increasing heat-related deaths 
High smog levels cause 159.000 trips to 
the cmergencj room each summer. The 

United States produces 5.6 million sol 

C sludge annually Creepy, but hard 
to notice in newspapers, aren I the) ' 
Our entire countrj suffers from a profound 
abilitj i" ignore the environment, News 
aboul the em ironmeni rarely makes head- 
lines \nd it often sounds looalarrnisl to 
believe 1001* ailed rhird Hottest Year 
on Record (<, 12/17/03), 
■■\< [imateol Despair" I Tune magazi 
4/9/01). "Nucleai Dangei Zone,NC"(The 

Nai W2/01). 'Elvis Appears; Warns ol 

Impending Doom Caused by Polluted 

i isheries on Texas Coast" (Okay I made 

that one up Sony i Butl Ivis aside the 

ningsarenoi just supermarket tabloid 


Wc ma) noi notice our environmental 
impacl v ei bin il srcal It's time to stop 
alienating ourselves from how we affect 
the environmeni II - time to stop ignor- 
ing what's happening outside the stone 
gates As human beings, we are respon- 
sible lor keeping the planet inhabitable, 
and as students al one of the best colleges 
in the countrj we arc obligated to use our 
intelligence, training and resources to help 
the environmeni 

il,,.. is the firsi in a series ol opinion- 
ated hui researched articles to increase 
awareness and generate discussion about 
the eiiMionnuni whai we do to il, and 
whal to do aboul whal wi do to il I odk 
for more in fflc IfeXI edition Ol the Purple 

Police Blotter 


laslstnnl News Editor 


What's Going Around 

-Sore Throats 

-Nausea and Vomiting 

Don i forget to WT drink out ofthe same cups on SHAKE DAY! 

research/study opportunities at Oxford are J««j» sc hola«hip? 

: * „, n did you have an *^>?^£^L#L Happened to "other 
, really didn't expect to win this « the tam > °* £..« my namc ? 

peoph .so when they called my name. I was like uiomeyj 

?£££ fo^d/fngh.enea, «WW by to M. I" ** ™ *»- - »- 

ei ns about in Oxford? everything is quite 

Sure. I'm a Utile bit scared about to the UK, because I ve n 

forma! over there, and 1 am not exact!) -miss pnm-an -pro - ^ ^ ^ , 

!« „use this is really my first chance n™**™^™ figured ou , s0 early in the year, so 

worrying aboul applications and job interviews. 
4 Who has been your mentor'' 

parents, who never told me that I couldn t do it. 

;;:::■ satssst'i ~ ~* - ■*■» • «*« - - *• ^ 

Alter taking Intro with you (Julie) first semester of freshman year. 1 

realized that this is something 1 would be happy doing for the rest of m Me 

Sewanec's department of Forestry and Geology is filled with students and profs who care about 

fhe E^h and who have chal.enged me to become more aware of the natura. world...and to have 

fun while doing it, „ 

6. Where were you when you found out you won and how did you react . 
The final interne ws for the Rhodes were held in Atlanta. G A on Nov. 2 1 and 22. After the 
, men .ews were completed, the candidates were called in to a conference 
oom where we waited for over 4 hours while the committee made then- deliberations. Finally. 
Ty escorted us into another room, sat us down...and simply read the names of the four winners, 
in alphabetical order. 

^STS^lS^^ served the Rhodes.^ certain! y not smarter than 
any of them. I think that I won because, through the grace of God. I knew the answers to the 

questions that were asked of me... „ 1 ,„«w-«, 

I I know that some of your questions dealt with gender studies and that you describe yourself as 

a feminist. As a woman, who has been a mentor or supporting force in your life / 

My mother is my hero. She became a doctor when it was extremely hard for women to do 

so's word to think that when she was growing up. the Rhodes Scholarships, and even 

admission to Sewanee, were exclusively for men. I feel like 

today the sky's the limit for women...ifs easy for me to forget how recently this was not the 

case Here on campus, lam very grateful for Dr. Macfie. who daily 

shows me that it's okay for women to be strong. Perhaps unknowingly, she has redefined 

-feminism" for me...and shown me that true "equality" is reached not by women trying to act 

like men. but by women being free to pursue their dreams regardless of what s expected of them 

9, Your parents arc both doctors; did you ever consider medicine as a career? 

I never ever considered medicine as a career. In fact, the only reason that I took Earth Science in 

high school was to spite them. 

10 You speak Spanish, play percussion, fly planes, and are an avid outdoors- P e«on_ You ure . 
sacristan, You enjoy horseback nding and yoga. Where do you get your energy? What drives 
you to try so many new things? ,Aw», nM ii™ 

] sleep a lot. Also. I am sustained by the love and support of my family and friends, and by 
waver I would say. however, that one secret motivation for my 

involvement in the community is a fear of impermanence, a fear that this life is the whole show 
and that once it's over I will be forgotten. I'd like to think that there s 
something beyond this life, that there's a heaven...but perhaps not...perhaps the only way to 
eternal life is to live on in the minds of others.and so I try to live each day to the fullest and to 
remember that our time on Earth is all too finite, and that if we have a divine calling, it is to 
make the most of each and every moment. 

.„ ,i u , ol oui lives, ii is always importam to rei bet the pasi U we di lool 

DBJ , toth events thai hav. tha] u lives we will rarely I dl in moving on he future 

^ If, and if this is th( cast thenw. cli irly have insanity ti 

rhisii die conclusion that I havi drawn as I compile thi ondeditiono 

|.,,i„ i hil rhesi top ten stories o! ihepasi few semesters fully exemplifj 

whn , ,,,,,,. dl about i hope thai you enjoj them 

udents terrorize loca] toco Bell, Minorities called into 

.i ,. hid Parrot enjoys vacation on tht beach watches iv while rampoi 

dovi n outside 

s (. annon fired in rraternitj house, sets ofl smofo alarm 

7 . |, tu denl sleeps on pon hoi BC ."waiting tochei k mail" 

,, i tudeni mistakes Benedicl for I lliot, falls asleep in 

strangei 's room 

mpus likelj dut towarmei weathei and 

departun oi m n< b coats ftomdaj to-daj stylt 

4 Marijuana foresl Found growing behind Sewanee ( leaners remo 

i„ ad placed on campus monument, as police officers 

wau ii from a< ross stn 

2 Studeni steals in From librarj vandalizej il and then returns it 

to disj 

i snuii in mi mil swinging from sin trrested Foi pubbc 

i, ation 

nulauons studenuwhosi stories appeal inihi list imihv 

ol historj Wi n iiu I ippreciate youi wi 

lh< i .il lb I ■ «tim ' - ,u ,l "" lp '" k iHl 

ai is nigh ihs blottei thai wi all beoomi who ••■ 

Back that thing Up! 

(Continued from Front Page) 

the hybnd of what flash cards did for digital cameras. A tiny device that you can attach to your 
keys or wear around your neck provides you a secure safety net against the circus saga of, I wrote 
twenty pages, and 1 saved it on my floppy/zip and it broke— and it was my only copy!. 

Grieve no more fellow Sewaneans. for today the ATC technicians have found you a solution - 
wiping your m.nd free of fears and mending those grades tempered by the harsh elements ol 
V iruses broken discs, and simple conversion to Mac or PC. They fit into your USB port (com- 
puter illiterate read as: Unidentified Stupid Button) which is on the keyboard for Macs, and on the 
back of the CPU for IBMs. 

The inspiration to offer the novel technology to Sewanee students came after ATC director. Vicki 
Sells, attended a conference at Depauw. They bestowed upon her the gift of 1-5MB; however, il 
w as not in countless computer parts but simply shelled on a bite-size key chain. 

Although not edible, it certainly can chomp down almost any relevant information pertaining t^ 
documents. QuickTime movies, and maybe music (of course, we at the Purple sanctions only 
legal transactions I i 

About the only concern the lab has about the usage of USB regards the actual trashing of it. That 
,s u hen finished with your work, you must eject the USB by dragging it to the trash can on your 
Mac or IBM. Failure to do so will result in your files landing in hyperspace— where the techni- 
cians rarely can intercede to resuscitate them. At the moment. Sewanee is toying with the 128MB 
style USB. and although these little godsends go up to 256 MB Bobby Lawson. certified Apple 
and Electronic Classroom support technician insists, "anything higher cannot be tolerated by our 
lab" for reasons of incompatibility. 

Think about it. If the USB kcychain does compute with students, then these might one day 
oiler an upgrade from that pen and folder attained by orientation students. The environmentally 
savvy are sure to enjoy this new endeavor as it would not only cut down on waisting trees, but cut 
down also on complications and computer glitches because Sells says. "Floppy discs go bad. the 
zip discs lose their data. It makes back-up files easier to transfer; 1 think they'll be useful to 
everyone " And. assuredly they will as Lawson maintains, "the most important thing is the port- 
ahility compounded with durability " But Sells is quick to add how "these are aesthetically pleas- 
ing, too." 

Donning a silver shell complete with the impnnted traditional Sewanee deep purple logo, these 

USB's are equipped with password protection and a string if you wish to tie it round your neck 

nhis new trend could easily replace the bowtie!) The Sewanee USB 'lives' for about lOyears.and 

il s juice from the electricity of your computer. It needs no watering and actually isn't water 

resistant. On a good note, it only requires the occasional cosmetic cleaning. 

Onginally. 50 were purchased for the RCC's to aid them in their endeavors of transporting 
\ mis patches to your computers But now. for a short introductory time only, you can purchase 
one ol the remaining 25 on the market Send check or cash down to the ATC lab as quickly as 
possible (Ok. maybe that was a little much, but one day the ATC could become the QVC who 
knows i • 

The USB costs around $50.00 plus that good old 9% sales tax. 
If this pans out, then the ATC promises to keep a ready supply. 
Remember, always back that thing up in style! 

The Sewanee Lilly Bloom\ 

Summers Flourish with The Lilly Summer Discernment Institute 

Lacy Johns 

Staff Writer 

For students feeling financially limited in theii search tor suramei in- 
ternships the l illj summer Discemmenl Institute provides an eighl « 
paid internship program funded hs the I iH> I oundation at th. I Iniversity oi 
theSouth Established in ZQ02 On I illj Poundai provides chc opportu- 
nity for students 10 spend their summei in the services, ol others by work- 
ing in a faith-based vocation or in a needj community 

Students from colleges and universities around the country come to 
Sewanee for an initial week ol immersion in a service project and meeting 
with mentors and representatives of churches and non-profil organizations. 
After six weeks at the internship, students return to Sew anee tor a final week 
of group discussion and reflection 

There are two possible internship Hacks available to applicants, track 
one is a parish-based internship in w nich the student works for a community 
parish in a number ol i apacities facl two internships are service-based 
and allow the student unlimited opportunities to experience a career with 
organizations, such as animal sanctuaries, battered women shelters, schools, 
and hospitals. 

Jill Sethness. a senior psychology major, participated in track one 01 UK 
program this past summer as a youth intern at St. David's Episcopal Church 
in Austin lexas She said the program had a tremendous impact on her 
future plans. 

"It was a great learning experience and inspired me to look into youth 
ministry after 1 graduate." said Sethness We can gain some expeii 

with programs that can't normal!) afford to pay an intern 

Paul Do.mmak. a |unioi ph.losopln in.uo, has 

{ the past two summers Hlsflrst summer was spent as a youfotateniin 
i rackaon Mississippi parish and he spent his second summei in the Society 
ofSl lohn the Evangelistin Cambridge Massachusem. the oldest Anglican 

flnunttj ofbrothers PaulUvcdaio, brother P ;.n,c.| g m 

iheu dailj activities and studying monasticism firsthand 

'Itwasagteatopportunityforavocationalouai trftht financial 

m ,„.. andth, iomerwiseunavailabh ' »id Dominialt in rap 

port of the program's unusual focus and benefits 
' Mr Jim Goodman. Program Director oi the I illy riicoloeu .1 I -i-i ■-•' 

„„„ ol Vocation wants students who apply foi the Internship to raakw flu U 

experience will be- extraordinarily difteren. than I professional lUCCeSS 

sus "failure story, Mr. Goodman tea 1 1 1< ai distini lion in the goal ■ ol i 
IX)NYA internship from those d! ihe Lilly 

According to Goodman, the Lillj internship allows itudents I- removi 

themselves from motivations of individual accomplishment t< astron 

«r communal unity. buUding their charactei and ipiritualitj inaddil to 

academic and professional goals CSoodman explains that once th. financial 
barriers to exploring spirituality in the professional world are dissolved, then 
students an able to realizi theii potential and possibly con* to a p eater 
understanding of their own significance. 

Students interested in applying foi the Lillj internship an required to 
have their desired Internship assignmeni in mind I uunpli s ol internship 
can be found on the Lilly website. wjm3g WH n li l l VPro i- The applu I 
tion deadline tor the Lillj Summei Discemmenl Institute wnhrauj 

and the dates for the program toelf an fum i »ughJuly » Poranj 

additional information or question rningth. i ill) Si Discern- 
ment Institute contact Mr Jim Goodman at extension 1705 

The Panel Opens Up Windows 

Phillip Cole 

(Continued from Front 

The Hartline 

Francle Hartline 

Staff Writer 


Although I feel so very alone. I know he is still in my heart, 
^.s community has been confounded by such a great loss, bu the support 

and thelove that have been shared havebeen so ^^J^ /^fS 
tobeapartofsuchaplacethatexempUiies so much empathy^ J don .th nklwil 

Phi My memories™* him have filled me with so much joy Is*at my 
Thanksgiving table, only days after this tragedy, no. sua- how to feel diankful. I 

changed me by giving me so muchandl ^1. never .vUK.une .-hillpnuyncj 
behere.butwhlhehasg.ventoallofuswnUremauivvithus.dwass \U all will 

never be the same. 

An Introducion to the Dangers of Unclean Hands 

You Could Die! 


gtyeg>etoanee purple 

The Official Organ of the Students »f 
The University or the South 

Established 1892 - A Legacy of 109 
years of Student Journalism 

■ J , . „„„. M» Sub W aln-im««*n 

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b. wdwi h> u, thu^> rouoiw a. public." -*T^J J^ ^ n, ^, ,. 

„, .. _ ...Editor- in- Chief 

Margaret Chadboum Executive Editor 

Kathryn Larson v . us FJltor 

Margaret Hughes... . ^ News Ed „ or 

WilOakes. peatures Editor 

Henry Sweets CopyEditOI 

Sara Miller , Jltor 

Juhc Blair rhoto Editor 

William Peirson 

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Phone: l Ml l 598-1204 

_lk. so maybe not so much die as catch 
the common cold, but you still OUghl to keep read- 
ing to learn about a little routine called "washing 


Here are a lew facts to digest before I get 


"40 million U.S. citizens get sick ea< 
from bacteria transmitted by unwashed hands ," 

-Hepatitis A. meningitis, and infectious diar- 
rhea can easily be prevented if people make a habit 

of washing their hands " (Yikes'i 

"One out of three people do not wash their 
hands after using the bathroom" ( www.sppe . net »■ 
Scrubbing your hands with soap and water lor 
about 10-15 seconds, "or about the length ol a little 
nine.- alter using the bathroom, handling anything 
dirty, when someone in your home is sick, and 
before and after you prepare food could decrease 
your nsk of getting sick For example, your 
of contracting a respiratory illness could decrease 
by 45 percent (CDC. 

Now let's look at how important this habil IS in 
our little town of Sewanee It's common knowl- 
edge that if just a few people have the Qu hi 
Sewanec's campus, then just about every- 
going to have it within a few weeks Between 
doorknobs, smooching, and computer key padfl.U 1 1 
students arc greatly susceptible so ihe only way 
wc can begin to prevent having these frequent 
break-outs is for everyone to start washing their 
hands in a consistent marine i 

1 know that I have the terrible habit of licking 
my fingers at mealtime when I haven't washed 
my hands tor perhaps several hours. I might as 
well let a sick person breathe on me, because in a 
normal day a person touches a! leasi 20 doorknobs 
or handles This is how people get «ck: They're 
very likely to rub their eyes with those same hands 
and eat food with them too Ycck 

Now here's the catch We could jusl 

say. "Ok. then, wash your hands before 

every meal and don't rub your eyes, and 

olved." Thelatta isagoodidea, 

bul Ihe former rouses a problem Hunk 

that anti-bacterial soap you invested three 

,n is going to do the trick? Think 

again Antibacterial soap is detrimental 

in that it may wash away someol the ben 

eficial bacteria thai we need to Qghi ofl 

really harmful bacteria Also, ii Iftheo 

I lhll f 0l the and bacterial agents in 

,l„ W ap to truly be effective, the soap 
must be left on the hands for several nun 
ules. much longei than must anyone is 

willing lo wail before rinsing il ofl 1 1 
oally, if we get nd oi all the bacteria on 

our hands. Ihen we are noi allowing 0UI 

immune item to continue getting stron- 
ger, foi il U Ins nothing it has to fight on 
then by allowing it 10 weaken, we are 

i log ourselves more vulnerable to di»- 

cascs <hoir- 
. BUenFeastei of Hi ilthSei 
agrees: "The immune system must be en- 
posed to all these |bac(ena| and learn to 
l.ghi them off." Mild exposure is good. 
she adds, so being around people can be 
ultimately helpful to your immune sys- 

So what do you use in lieu of anti-bac- 

,,.,[,' Just use regular soap and 

wanT1 the CDC (Center for 

Disease Control): "Because (washing 

yOUl hands! COStS less than a penn 

could say that this penny worthofpre- 

venlion can save you $50 visit to the 

Forum For 

Your , 

Mountain Top Ball, Now and Then 

Each issue, the Editorial Staff 'will be Inviting the community 

to share its own experiences involving the University's 
traditions as well as its ongoing progress as a leading liberal 

arts college. This week. Prof esssor Arthur Knoll of the 

History Department shares his perception on the changes to 

Sewanee's Mountain Top Ball. 

Half Empty...or Maybe Full? 

Oewanec's Mountain Top Ball is our premiere dress-up 
even! Since its inception around 1999 I wasn't able to estab- 
lish the date exactly - ii has become the social occasion for 
faculty and invited guests to be with students m ;i singular 
setting rhis year's Ball was surely the best of many white 
tjons oxcellenl buffet, auanced lighting, and 
the utistrj of the Pat Patrick Band combined to make the event 
a memorable one 

i asi year i Ball did not rare as well as mis yeai ■ primaril) 
because the band, 'Liquid Pleasure," sought to cover its inad- 

■ quacies in a blasi Ol SOUnd. It also lacked a suitable reper- 
toire ol danceabk music appealing to all ages. Thus much 

depends upon the qualit) ol the musk offered, and this 2003 

Ball featured tunes mat spanned a number of generations in- 
( hiding Itandards like "Pretty Woman" and "Brown-Eyed 

Hut. hey, i didn't bear "Margaritaville" or Uncle Krackcr's 
"Drill \ 
dk we'll do those next yen 

Besides the hand, the other major requirement for a suc- 
cessful Ball is good student deportment. And. indeed, we did 
havi that thit yeai 

l Ian less planning by Brooke Vaughan, Emily DcJuan, and 
Million Thompson also helped make this year's Ball a suc- 
cess I hey encouraged students to arrive early, which they 
did. and to be in good form (which they were). The band was 
do! cheap, but that's the price pne pays feu a group that ap 
peaK to a range ol choice and docs not obliterate immediate 
conversation with its sound 

In short the evening is not complete without something from 
Mr Jimmy Buffett, Roy Orbison. Vann Morrison, Abba, Bee- 
Gees. Supertramp. Billy Joel and his "Up-town Girl." And. yes 
we'll include sonu < lulKasi ('The Way you Move"), Ludacns 
("Stand Up"), and "Baby Boy" with Beyonce - if that's what 
you want; thai is. il these offerings are still around next year. 
A few requests for next year's Ball We should recover the turn- 
ing glass ball, affix it to its proper place on the ceiling of Cra- 
vens, therby turning the hall into a myriad of swirling multi- 
colored light. Dreamy! The caterer provided an excellent table; 
however. Swedish meatballs and little wieners wrapped in 
healed crescent rolls (pig in a blanket) would be welcomed 
additions to the other good fare. 

Hey. Inn satisfied, One can't have it all. And 1 promised 
my students that I would not ham up any more party pics. But 
I want to hear more Uncle Kracker! 

Arthur Knoll 

Dcpt of History 

(The above does not represent the sentiment of the whole 


- only about 2/5ths of it 

But, hey I didn 't hear 

"Margaritaville" or Uncle 

Knickers's "Drift Away." O.K.- 

we 7/ do those next year. 

Harper Lee, Lady 
Soames, R. W. Apple Jr. to 
Receive Honorary 
Degrees Here 

ilarpcr I ce. author of "To Kill a Mockingbird." the au- 
tboi War) Soames. the youngest daughter of Winston Churchill, 
and K W .Appl. h .ism* late editor for the New York Times. 
Mill all he awarded honorai> decrees at Sewanee's Opening 

Convocation on Jan 27 The ceremony begins at 12:30 p.m in 

All Saints' Chapel on the University campus and all are wel- 
come 10 attend 1 ady Mary Soames will deliver the I OnVOl B 

Hon address Following arc brief biographies ol each recipi 


R.W. Apple Jr. 

I 01 nearly 40 years, R W. Apple Jr has roamed the United 
Stales and the world, traveling close to a quarter ot a million 
miles a year as an eyewitness 10 history during the most event- 
ful periods in the modem era A native ol Akron. Ohio, Apple 

received a bachelor's degree from Columbia University He 
worked fat NBC News and the Wall Street Journal bef ore join- 
ing the New York limes in 1963 As associate editor for the 
New York Times. R.W. Apple Jr has known and intcr\i 
every President since Lyndon B Johnson, plus senators go* - 
emoisand world leaders 00 five continents. Few journalists of 
OUl time have seen so many great e\enls, for that reason, he is 

asought-aiti i commentatoi on tele\ ision In the United States 

and abroad He participates regularly in major international 
forums discussing diplomatic, economic, and military ques- 
tions Vpplc i- a net ipicnt of the Overseas Press Club Award 
and I he I owcll Thomas Award, among other recognitions. 

Lady Soames 

Nelle Harper Lee 

Nelle Harper Lee was bom on April 28, 1926 in Monroevillc 
Mahama.a city of about 7,000 people in Monroe County 
Monroeville is m southwestern Alabama, about halfway between 
Montgomery and Mobile. She is the youngest of four children 
of Amasa Coleman Lee and Frances Finch Lee. Harper Lee 
attended Huntingdon College 1944-45. studied law at the Uni- 
versit) ol M.ih.mia 1945-49, and studied one year at Oxford 
I Diversity. In the 1950s she worked as a reservation clerk with 
Eastern Air Lines and BOAC in New York City. In order to 
concentrate on writing. Harper Lee gave up her position with 
th< nrline and moved into a cold-water apartment with make- 
shift furniture Her father's sudden illness forced her to divide 
her time between New York and Monroeville, a practice she 
has continued In 1957 Miss Lee submitted the manuscript of 
her novel to the J B Lippmcott Company. For the next two and 
a half years she reworked the manuscript with the help of her 
BditoJ la) Hohoff, and in I960 'To Kill a Mockingbird' was 
published. In June ol 1966, Harper Lee was one of two people 
named hv President Johnson to the National Council of Arts. 

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Believe it or not, these cold 
January days are the time to start 
planning for the summer! Listed 
below are the deadline dates of the 
Sewanee Internship Programs. 
Information and applications for 
each program are in the Office of 
Career Services. Please note that 
several programs have February 
deadlines. Now is the time to line 
up your internship! 

ACE: Deadlines vary by internship. 
Please see the link from the career 
services website: 

BIEHL Program in International 
Studies: Deadline is February 13, 2004 

LILLY Summer Discernment Institute: 
Deadline is February 23, 2004 

MEDICAL Internships: Deadline is 
February 18, 2004 

RAOUL Conservation Internships: 
Deadline is February 27, 2004 

STEPHENSON Internships: Deadline 
is February 23, 2004 

March 1,2004 


March 1,2004 

La4y Soames bom in 1922 is the youngest and onl) surviving child ot Winston and Clementine Churchill. Dunng World Wai n 
ved in mixed antiaircraft batteries In England and northwestern Europe and accompanied her father as an aide on several 
wartime overseas journeys In 1947 she married Captain Christopher Soames, later Lord Soames, the politician and diploma! B 
sue preside iii "I the European Commission, and the last governor of Southern Rhodesia He died in 1987. they had five children 
Sin is the author of "Clementine Churchill: The Biography of a Marriage." which won the WolfSOD Prize foi history, A Churchill 
Family Album, The Profligate Duke." and "Winston Churchill: His Lite u | Painter 

January 28, 2004 

(The fretoaiue Purple 

/ Page 5 

LearninsjoXiyein the Moment 

Marjaret Chadbourn 


Attempting to Alleviate the Post Graduation Fears 


ith the amval of those prcdicablc cold and foggy Scwanee 
mornings, the prospect of graduation is merely a spring day loom- 
ing on the distant horizon. For mc. a senior, that day seems closer 
and closer, and 1 become increasingly unnerved about the entire 
prospect. As an underclassman I remember watching older stu- 
dents study for comps. miss classes for graduate interviews, and 
make appointments in states of panic with Career Services 1 recall 
asking seniors before me. "What arc your plans for next year?" yet 
always prefaced this statement with, "I know everyone is asking 
you this right now. but. ." The redundancy of this question is no 
longer banal. Instead it has recently become associated with alarm 
and apprehension for me. and I kn»w exactly why: because this 
time around, the question is nunc to answer. 

I hope my uncertainties about graduation are similar to those of 
the Class of 2004 I hate to feel alone while 1 remain anxious about 
the future. The inevitable job hunt, soliciting professors for recommen- 
dations, studying for GRE'S or even the LSATs, it seems to become 
almost an "extra class" as a friend of mine once described to me during 
her last semester at Scwanee. Compared to other institutions, Sewanee 
seniors have another capstone event that causes stresses before gradua- 
uon: comps. Collectively, senior year puts many additional stress fac- 
tors on the average student. After four years protected by our Sewanee 
angels, and most of us still living off the munificence of our parents, the 
Gass of 2004 is approaching the sudden push into the real world, sig- 
naled by the reception of our diplomas The phrase. "It only seems like 
yesterday we were freshman." will soon become a cbcW on campus, a 
cliche that is all too real. 

Even if the majority of my concerns lately have been focused on the 
future, there is sentimentality sweeping its way through my mind as 
well. Reminiscing about college life of the past is another characteristic 
of a senior, whether it's recollecting memories from studying abroad, or 
thinking about your favorite classes such as sitting in English 101 . listen- 
ing to a notable Sewanee professor chuckle and recite his ume-lold sto- 
nes to sleepy eyed freshman dunng their first 8:00 class There's some- 
times regret and possibly moments of embarrassment while considenng 
"crazy Sewanee nights" or perhaps fumbles in class might make you 

blush, like falling out.. I a chair m I>t Benson's Cliauccr class v .ui 
junior year. As a senior, the language of lasts is perpetually used to 

describe the fleeting moments of our Sewanee experience \\c .i 

tempi to make each moment permanent U has to encapsulate previ- 
ous years, and we sum to place loo finch emphasis on the ad <>t 


Feeling somewhat scnumenial on the night before registration 
for this semester and thinking this was my "last attempt at finally 
avoiding classes on Fndays, 1 was compelled to wnte about tin e I 
periences at Sewanee. As a student here I have always benefited 
from the connections I have made and the mentoring I have received 
from students, alumni, professors and administrators Thinking I could 
somehow offer advice to younger students on the same academic 
path as myself. I began to conjure memones and contemplate "whaJ 
did I really learn at SewanecT" Then, clicking BWBJ and trying 10 
write it all down. I realized I was making the on. mistake that I 
always do: I was looking longingly at uie rust placing high expecta- 
tions on the future, and forgetting to recognize all I have in the present 
Recently. I ran into a professor walking her dog while I was on 
my way back to the dorm afterclass. a professor whom I miss seeing 
regularly on campus because she's on sabbatical. Standing in the 
cold hoping to benefit from scholarly advice as I attempt to figure 
out my life post-May, the conversation lastead turned from gradua- 
tion onto different subjects than I ex pet ted. yet 1 welcomed her quite 
the same. With the rain beginning to fall and intemipt our enCOUntB 
the thought occurred to mc once more tins moment mattered En- 
gaged in our discussion, I forgot about the endless job search and the 
fears of graduation. I was mesmerized in that single conversation 
and the fortune of my Scwanee education The realization that gradu- 
ation is not for another five months and then: is stifl time to revel in 
the many opportunities at Sewanee finally impnnted itself There's 
no time like the present Sewanee. remember dial 

Talloires Declaration 

Dear Vice Chancellor Cunningham, 

As an exceptional institution in the competitive atmosphere of higher education. The University of the South should he 
recognized for our efforts and accomplishments in the arenas of sustainable education and development on both a national 
and an international level Should Sewanee move to sign the Talloires Declaration, it will be a merited pro. lamatlOIl and 
acknowledgement of our university as a continued leader in higher education. 

The Talloires Declaration, named for its birthplace at an international conference in Talloires. France in I9W, is the first 
official commitment made by univers.ty administrators to environmental sustainability It unfolds a ten-pom. plan aspiring 
to incorporate environmental education and literacy in the scholastic atmosphere of colleges and univenitlW Since the 
conference over 300 colleges and universities from over 40 countries around the world have signed the IV, laration 

The ten-point plan that the Talloires Declaration proposes is a broad structure for mstitut.onal./mg sustainable develop 
ment on university and college campuses While some have criticized the general nature of the document, [hi 
precisely its strength the goal of sustainability and environmentalism should be a common one. regardless ol a university s 
financial or political climate. Therefore, any institution that sees value in maintaining and protecting the earth fOl rature 
generations (and are not all institutions of higher learning concerned with the security of our future '. should feel encouraged 
to sign To that end. the document was phrased in as much of an all-encompassmg manner as possible 

In reading the list of ten-points, it is immediately obvious that Sewanee already with each guideline, including, 
perhaps molt importantly. Number Ten. an effort to maintain the movement From the Food for Thought Program, to student 
initiatives such as the Eco-house. the Environmental Resident Program, and SERP Sewanee students show their commitment 
to Through educational resources such as the interdisciplinary Environmental Studies Faculty, the environ- 
mental studies majors and minors, and the Landscape Analys.s Lab Sewanee displays a Commitment "«««*•*: 
cation, as outl.ned in the Tallones. Rembenng all these things and the community collaboration through the SOP. th Natural 
Resource Advisory Committee, the Eco-Doma.n group shows we are an exemplary university with a commitment to 
sustainability. It is time that we arc recognized for our work. 
Should we sign the Talloires Declaration, we would be listed among such prestigious names as the University ol V ,rgm,a. 
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dav.dson College. M.ddlebury College. Tufts University. George Washing- 
on S Brown Univers.ty. R.ce University, and Rollins College. The opportunity tojou, this mternaUonal network of 

un ve-t eTand colleges boasting signatories from countries including Nigeria. Thailand Ind,. Braz... C hm, ,b 

Ghana and Mexico, is the perfect way to further the institutional delation we represent and obta.n the national and mtema- 

"t^iTwnSy has graciously supported th.s mission, we hope that you will agree that now , ,he ttme , or the 

Talloires Declaration at Sewanee. 

Yea, Sewanee's right! 

Jamey Lowdermilk and Caithn McCollister 
Head Environmental Residents 

The Sewanee Purple Staff (left to right) 
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meetings (wimrreshQsnadaci without I, working into I he late hour d 
the night (while begging Ruth to let us stay in die B I aD by our tone 
soimX and trying to rile the Sewanee community with cm editorials 

[also want to thank raj [aufess c n who helped me out along da 
and always understood my mistrationi afto tedious boun Hying to pro 
duceth papa i ipedally my advisor, Di Cnughfll AUofthoprofeason 
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in ipiui intemshrpi dial led me b i get mj Brsi n ol job I bate to leave mj 
responsibilitiei ai rto Putpt*, and 1 \siii miss the a 

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know it's continually improving and is definitely lelt m good hands' 

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Just down the road in 
Monteaglc is a quainl little 
eating establishment called 
the Cedar Shad Restaurant 

The Cedar Shack is right nexl 

to the tamed High Point The 
restaurant has .. variety of 

meals ranging Irom ham- 
burgers to 14 ounce New 
York Strip Steal 

As you pull up to the Ce- 
dar Shack the first thing you 
will notice will be the dcli- 
cioUS smell emanating from 
the restaurant From the 

iroell you can tell thai this will 

he a dining delight I IpOl 

on..- ol thi membei ol the 
Brienrfl) staff, Micia who told 

me What the rcsuuranl had to 
offer She said thai the It 
are delicious and recommended 

i Special which ol 
a New York Strip Steak with a 
baked potai" .nut sladbaj 

,nes in tWO sizes. 6 
ounce fOl 16.9501 I- 1 OU nee for 
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■ .n.i.j -. Buffet and I ri 

day Sealood Bar The < 

Shack is appropriate i<>r hanging 

parents I ne '-side selection 
in .m the menu is sure to please 


The Cedar Shack is a nice res 
lauranl locally owned by Kevin 

..nd Jill lemigan This establish- 
ment is also 'i' 1 "' lean It re 

ceived a ') V I on ihe most recent 
health score rain 
the previous rating. At the Ce- 
dar Shack you are sure to receive 
a delicious, clean meal served by 
lnendly people. 

Gets A 

i he Gallery welcomes Bob 
Durham and Ben Bridges 

Wynter Jones 

Staff Writer 

kjewano i receiving a Reality I heel rhi 
alitj 1 1., , k is more than jusi ■ reference to the re 
turn i) i la iprehensive 

exams i" the Mountain insti ad, il nee to 

ihe worl o! •" ll Ben ''" 

whose work is current!) on display in the 
University's \H Gall rj [bgethei Durham i painl 
ings and Bridgers drawing! make up the I iallery 
exhibit entitled "Reality I heel which will be on 
displa) through the tenth ol Febni adil 

ference in mediums thi i com 

mon subject matter contemporary realism rhe works 

deal with objet ts dial t an bt I I in i w ryday lift 

including si : lolls |I " 1 "'"'• , 

sages tii. ii go beyond thi luldnormally 

associate with those items Vrlyn Endt the gallery 
director, commented "While Iheii liffej 

rut forms, Durham and Bridgt i botht I nuanced 

i null's .in.iui-'iiii' hi i meet with the illu 

live presence of theii lubjeci Ibt results can be am 
biguous, humorous 01 sometinv s discont ertingly fa 

mill. ii 

Of Ins own wort Durham said ' I m intent on ob 

serving and building with paint the physit 111 andemo 

tional present just nppi u tm i ol my sub 

,, thai to iiii. unguarded eyi I tlmo I 

palpable The hours of looking, then painting, look- 
ing, then painting iy rf beginning to un- 
rndtlu illusive presence ol m> subject to- 

m osl Of the SCI ol painting is a preparation 

..„„„,. rot mj subject's presence toapj 

orl (he canVBS." Cunentlj Durham, .1 Nashville 

1 artist, is a vision ol paindnghere 

,i n,. 1 nivenit) replacing Ed < trloswhileheison 

Similarly, Bridgers is a visiting professor ol an 
,,i the i diversity ..1 Wyoming I aramie Bndgcrs 
ppoduxed all me work cunrntiyexWbited in the gal- 
luring his tunc in Wyoming. He credits his 
tjini ,„ u,,,„, in- .,.. longing his an remarking. Ah 

pieman il sever been. It'« the first 
time in my life to experience wicto^jpenepaces You 
, an see forevei 'As a result, what he refers to as tht 
horizon in" is a recurring feature m most ol ins 
drawings rhis horizon line presents itself as a large 
mound in ins drawings, usually attached to .1 

Ol wire 

Bridgen charcoal drawing in a 1 ombination 
,,i objects he encounters in everyday life from graf- 
fiti, dolls 01 the horizon to the subject maner he 
teaches in his classes at Wyoming including anatomy 

.,,,,1 life drawing Bndgcrs sard. "My drawings are 

Ion reality andalti ring reality I justfindob- 
desolation graffiti random objects I just 
find simple beauty in de< ay Simplicity is pari ol 
Bridgen overall agenda, accounting tor his use 
o| papei and charcoal to convey his message He 
,,,,,„! ,1 Honestly. I think drawing is something 
thai s been overlooked It's where il all started — 
implifying things [t'sabxeak-down 
to ban essentials sheet of paper and piece of char- 

1 oal 

His drawings are often from memory, using things 

perienced to tell a Idndol story. He said. 'The 

paintings, and objects I build are an at- 

i, mpi i" gain an essence ol personal fascination 

Somehow I am trying to reconnect to an event, 
thought "i action In the studio where my head spins 
and my beari still beats 1 root around in memories, 
from my own experiences 
1 oj both Bridgen and Durham, die work is not 
wholly aboul Ihe piece itself but the reaction it pulls 
from die viewer Bridgen bimsell was reluctant to 
give away loo much information on the objects 
found in his piece Hi commented, "I want a little 
bitol mystery, for the viewer to bring their own bag- 
toil F01 Durham, it is the way people make 
1 mil ol -'ii the random objects present in the 
painting that ii fascinating Durham noted I take 
objects and set them up into unexpected juxtaposi- 


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no„s I in intrigued by how the mind makes sense ot things that don 1 make tense." 

in me end. the two artists use their work to communicate a sense ol wonder and fasct 
nation with the world that lies ahout them and to convey those sentiments to the viewei 
Durham said. The world is not indifferent to our observation Painting within the realist 
tradition, I hope to communicate how awesome and unfathomable il can be when one 

really looks 

"This World of Ten Thousand Things": One 
of the many pictures you'll see in the gallery 

Filled tn the Brim 

Heather Haney 


Staff Writer 

W x 

e know it as a positive alternal ' 1 lurg, a place to 

get a "real cheeseburger and fries a conjugation spot where 
then an .n It asl ten familial fa ourown leaning towei 

of Shenanigans Whowouldhavi guessedii every- 

thing from gla shop to ho< repaii to coal dispensary? Did 
you know the building was originally a general store/grocery, 
opened in It I vondet il the building is really leaning'' 
Or why wc get carrots instead ol pit kit i?Mosl people probably 
don't even t.imu thai then is 1 local artist gallery in the back and has 
been tor die past 15 years Ihe building has been around Fa quite .1 
while and here are some ol the stent 1 behind Shenanigans 

Ihe various owners ol thi building cam and wenl and lodidtheii 
pransren oration tabasco the Grateful Dead, Elvis, and 

carrots .ire just o few ol the majoj themes Originally wanting the 
restaurant to ser\ 1 healthia entr > theme came about when 

theownei decided to rnaketheresuuuant(fimcipened in 1974) differ 
entfromniostaridputcanotsontheplatesinsteadol pickles rhethird 
owner, proving to be a huge Grateful Dead fan, hung thi now prit j 
black and white [blluride cono rl postei from August, 1987 [be 
Grateful Dead isn't the only hand hailed around Shenanigan s lohn 
Lennon lobrmy Cash, Geof Bowie and of count Elvis grace their 
presence as well t hie wall is lined with 1 h/is memorabilia; there is 
even a black vervei postei ol the King tod what collection would be 
complete without a lames Brown fa < •<•■■ 

Another ol ih. mat popular is ii, i nd Fellows' 

charter 11k > group md in Shenanigan ■ and USed il 

subordinate lodge [he charter date reads Octoba 18 1906, though 
mostol it ishanfly bsgibli on fad d browi ; 

The iiiud mosi Questioned piece ■£ don and the 

( Kill FclIOWS piece, has .1 title ol 'In '> I l.i\ 1 Sew .m. I [fcXI 


A & M. Tul.uie, LSU, and ( Me Miss, On the 7* Day They Rested/" The 
article, dated 1899, is fiom when Sewanee won all twelve conference 
i ootball fans, this is something you might warn to look into! 

According to Sewanee grad ot '03 and Shenanigans employee. Mar- 
garet Cheatham, the /.'A. | ampusRi rignwirbanamwpomtingtothe 
right is one Ol die main attractions in the restaunuit. The red sign with 
reflectivi black letters did earn itsell a name around Sewanee- when ,i 

certain even! occurred back in the seventies: Legend has it that some 
members ol an infamous fraternity dressed up in army unifenns .md re- 
muted traffic down Alto Rd. where many large trucks got Stuck and had ti i 
be airlifted out Tins sign was originally in front ot the Sewanee Inn, but 
was moved to cause this disturbance, The fraternity was kicked off cam- 
pus until the last grandchild of the fraternity members dies 

lb cleat up am confusion it isn't jusi an illusion, the building really 

dies lean During WWII the huilding was used as a skating nnk and the 
support w BSC ut out on die w all where Ihe kitchen is New footings and the 
kitchen wall were added later 

Whilt waiiiiiL- tor tood to he prepared entertainment can he found 
around the restaurant Ihe \hi.Hc Wall, newspaper qu/xes put up by 

employees behind the counter, such as. "taltOOS don t mean bad neigh- 

hehja Shenanigan's servers get through die wort, day with added 

It you i-ike iIk- time to notice the cooler behind die counter on the from 

. nd "i the restaurant, you will see the "Beer Cooler oi Shame' as il is 

known by employees— where photos from group 

parties .ire posted after long nights of pla\ ing hard 
It's become anodier way to pass time while wail- 
ing fa orders to be prepared. 

tootha interesting while sou wait" tid-bit is 
ih,. basket ol postcard! located on the counter 
Ttic-sc have been availabk to read since die 60*s 
when employees or mends of Shenanigan's be- 
gan sending diem m 

There is a Sam Adams brewery sign complete 

with bullet boles ban "die counter 

The stor, is the war WOUndscom from the Sigma 
Nu house (there is some debate whether it is from 
KAorSN) where the boy i used it as a BR target, 

according 1 1 empli iy Ander- 

Whilc on the ' teer pieces. the Heinekci i poster 
rTOmOWna kiki Beavers domi room, and 

"To clear up any confusion, it 
isn't just an illusion, the build- 
ing really does lean. During 
WWII the building was used as 
a skating rink... " 

before that it was shared by her brother in high school Somehow 
much like the other pieces, it worked its way to die walls ol Shen.mi 

There is a poster next (< ) the back door in which a s| vakci appears t< ' 
be blaring musk so loud u is dew to blowing the listener away The 
guy posing in the picture is a Sewanee grad, but no one was sure ol his 
Hie bottom comer reads Steve Steigman.Tlie Weaver Gallei 

To those who wonder why there is a cash n gistei and three setsol 
scales sitting around, well here is the answer, when the building was 
used as a general store those were the original Dalion Gun Metal I • 
ledo scales and cash registers. They are trul\ antiqui 

Also, the lamp shades came from the first owm-i i il Shi nanigan 
who was a potter and specifically made them for die budding She did 
say to be careful because if they are broken they would never be rv 

The Ctty Cafe Parking Only sign came from robbery i 
one used an unmarked lot to park in while dining al Shenanigan's am i 
whenasign wasputuplo.uini>uncee\.ictU whose lotil was well,thi 
sign was stolen and of course- hung as a trophy When entering tb 
Kick door look up on your way to order It is ,i white sign w ith hand 
painted red letters. 

At one point cotK ited inside the building and when 

the Beavers became the owners, Ben Beavers explained thai 

there were still coffee bean bagSCO^ Ming the eeilm . 

the Beavers thought this added to the nostalgia, the 'ire roar- 

sh.ii thought otherwise .md arranged foi removal ol ll " 

These aiejust a few of the many storii - behind the leg] 

our familiar Shenanigan's Sometime; shouldju 

oui flu walls \i second glance you will find much more than 
sou could ever remember being in there and you might even 
find you are a part of the histOI) ' 

Living it 

Becca Stokes 

Arts Columnist 

tVH'E Continue J 
front Back Page 

Z/ks <JLadu of oLiUratur* 

Andrea Scarlatclli 

Growing Into Strength 

L he musics blanng, " A little less conversation, a little more action please." From my 
bedinGorgas I look over at roommate- J. me sits at her computer With a solitary and under- 
stood eyebrow-arch we are on our feet, getting down with our bad, bad selves. It was a 
glorious moment in the midsi .1 rcm.1rk.1ble, chaotic year. At the time we laughed at our 
mangling of lyncs in the already-mangled Elvis remix. Then, we were a whole year younger 
and could laugh off the total lack of play' for women like us at Sewanec: Irrepressible, 
smart, cynical, desperately hiding our charming baggage, and perhaps (I'm ashamed to 
remark) a little less than Gwenyth Perfect. Yes The Gwenyth Perfect gets a capital P. 

Over the summer, my normal straight-out-of-musical summer romance 
failed to occur, my already quietly nervous romantic sensibilities were 

School started and before I knew it A sweet freshman girl claimed she had found the 
perfect guy for me I was skeptical, but began wearing makeup to class and tried to stop 
short my verbally incontinent nature should I ever accidentally encounter this mystery man 
I wanted to be observed without worrying that I'd be doing something loud, absurd oi 
anything that might give a clue as to who I really am - why foist that on 
someone right away and spoil the surprise'' Then, there was the inevitable first sort of 
conversation. "Sort of conversation. " I hear you all echoing, and there I nod sagely. There 
was no preface to the dialogue, no hello, none of the usual queries about weather or classes 
He opened up his rugged mouth '* Did you know Alaska is four times the si7x* of Texas?" 

Followed by much blinking on my part and then - God help me- I lilted my 
head and replied:" Well did you know Texas is bigger than France?" It didn't get any better. 
Even some dead nicety inquinng after the health of my parents would have been less shock- 
ing. Later that weekend, I told the story to a roundtable of friends over dinner for probably 
the eighth time and a boy who shall remain nameless, but for artistic purposes will be called 
William Peirson - shook his head at me. " Wow, I'm Becca and my standards are way up 
here!'" That's when 1 realized maybe he was right Maybe it is expecting too much, desir- 
ing to spend time with someone who's just moderately interesting. I'd rather have dinner 
with someone I hated than with someone who has nothing to contribute on the way I think 
or live or even what I order! 

It was at this low point, while I wallowed in seasoned fries and soda, that my friends 
decided I needed to arrange a SWAT team every time I went out on a date. Nothing fancy, 
maybe a surveillance van or underground lair with high-tech gizmos, but I'd settle for a 
table on the other side of the room, dark glasses, and a tin-can telephone. From this safe 
distance, I would be instructed on what to say. how to say it, when to say it, if to say it at all. 
Horrifying visions of Jane smashed on Ruby Tuesday's Appletinis and hoarsely whispering 
into the tin can " Take off your braaaaaa!" and me, staring the potential new boy down and 
requesting he remove his undergarments flashed through my head. Our cute waiter Jason 
shattered the moment, and I proved how desperately I needed a team of experts by thanking 
him eighteen million times and apparently batting my eyelashes. This would probably ex- 
plain why he looked sort of a cross between confused and sick to his stomach It's okay; he 
had a tattoo of a rose wrapped around his wnst, and what we thought was cute winking 
finally appeared to be a permanent facial tic Me and my standards 

When I was eight years old I had no idea I'd even make it to twenty alive. I distinctly 
remember leaning against my kitchen counter and asking my mom if when she was small, 
she'd found the idea of turning twenty an impossible one. This is not where I thought I'd 
be. I thought I'd be blonder, funnier, nicer, and more honest. I thought I'd be famous by 
eighteen, seriously dating Daniel Day Lewis by nineteen and retired after critical accolades 
by twenty 

I thought by the time I was twenty all that my parents told me would have come true - 
that I'd believe in God with the same seamless strength that they do, and that men would 
think I was as beautiful and as unique as I'd always been told I was. I thought I would 
understand the way the world worked, and more importantly, accept it 

What has happened isn't all that awful. I'm nowhere near as blonde, nice or honest as I'd 
like, and rather than being tamous. I've come to finally accept that wanting nothing more 
than to entertain the general public is a worthy endeavor. I've learned what's important to 
me, and sadly it's not Daniel Day Lewis or any of the bad boys my mother promised would 
someday see the error of their ways I just want to get up on time every morning, sleep in on 
the weekends, and never go to bed without having a good story to tell. 
It's not an easy thing to realize, after a decade of thinking only someone else could make 
me happy or whole, that happiness is my own choice, but with every rainy day and aimless 
bonng conversation, every good book and bubble bath. I'm reconciling myself to becom- 
ing something better than a nice blonde: a strong one 

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Drawing Feb. 10,2004 

ng ray toun m a '•■ whethi i he was ihi n il 
'Jason Alexaiui. i (It onsiden d creating g sign as 
well bill thi- only thing that came to mind I 

the slinK session in the i .11 v. .is. I | In .111 1 u 1. -iIim- 
Which seemed weak 1 I Ik CTOWd hmke into t. units 

..1 the typical \ [Vain chani Shave youi b 
Although we got to set the rapper's signaturt 
FU, he was ultimately defeated 

The boy to my righl assures me ol the verism ol 
ail aspects oi the event real blood, real bits, real 

names Rehekah and I, green tOthe COT muse BDOUl 
the Los Guerreros 1 bJh 1 tl Wi wondei Fca a shin- 
ning moment it u might be electric, but its tell-tale 
exhaust tumi : >i even in the mezzanini 

tion- assert ii runs on fossil fuels I wondex ii the 
crowd is .it all concerned tor then brain cells and 
lungs Then lungs survive to scream foi the last 
match but not without a bn 

The longest silent pans.- ol the evening comes 

when the screens light up with B blonde woman 111 

various bikinis [his is my favorite pan says the 
boy near me I wonder why He is finally sileni 

as we watch in awe wd respei 1 as bet high-pitched 
voice explains hei favorite clothes are thong biki- 
nis She admits she "hke|s| it when people BR Sur- 
prised [she's] a wrestler too [in addition to being 1 
Playmate]." This stimulating v isual montage is not 
presented foi an) partii ulai reason and the woman i 
name is not mentioned over the loud speaker. An 
astute observe: mas glean il bj reading it under the 

illustrious title "WW! 5es Goddess" on the duv 

played cover ol Playboy it's Tern We don'1 get to 
see any more ol lem m the llesh and the piogiam 
drones on. The video was merels presented BJ B blfl 
tant injection ol sexuality 

The final match is between "Big Slum and 
"Hardcore Holly " His real name is Hob. my infor- 
mant yells as though I was wondering Finally, some- 
one I actually recognize I Remembering a clevei and 
sparkling Conan O'Brien interview with Big Show 
1 stupidly trust my addle female brain and admit to 

Rebekah I like Big Show " Big mistake "You like 

Big Show"" ' asks the boy Incredulously Clearly, 

I'm a Benediet Arnold to his C8USC Why WM be 
wasting him time on me ' Rehekah informs me Bob 
'Hardcore Holly is from Alabama "Talladega," 
says the toothless one Istammei thai [like Hardcore 
Holly as well. Tin boj realizes i ve come to my 
senses and informs me that Hardcore's move is the 
"Alabama Jam'" Needless to jay, Hardcore Holly 

Big Show an Alabama ass -whoppin '" BS 

promised. The boy gaw me a particularly hard slap 
on the back and yelled, "Bvyyyye" as his lather and 
he left. 

What have we k .u m .I Ii.hii this ' ( eilamlv not 
how to spell neither in English nor 111 Spanish 
Mysteryo has an 1 in Spanish and we can all see a 
similar problem with Kin no I he Spanish word foi 
balls, that's what 1 learned (surprisingly it's not 
cahonas) I also learned that wrestlers aie people 

too with family problems and rocky relationships 

Seriously though, these gins have a laleni foi gym 
nasties and falling Ine\ are also sometimes BCtOn 

To be a male w restlei. vou must know three expres 

sinn, I) anger/malice I) anguish/pain and I) proud 

victory Can't get all that' lo be a female blind 
wrestler you need only know one confusion/help 

*—* cordially r*uiswA~ 


'til I 

1 1 





loniul Si wain 1 in 

1 n dibly informative book aboul thi u rutet 
Hue and history ol Sewanee Not being an u 
chitecture bufl myself, i found thi hi 
1 mui ii more interesting I hi 

ing style and basil dew ri| 

low anyom to pick up this and fo 

along with Sewanee progression as a nm 

M> lav pail il 1 > 

Sjquc. is the fact thai you i ■>" flip through and 
findoui the history behind youi dorm In tai t, 
any building on t ampus thai y< 
slightly 1 orioui aboul « an be found in tins 

book, [consistently i ami ai res tUi 

tea 10 W illiami noi only lefi 

Ins seven million dollar CSUttC tO SeVi Ml 

also thi ii i" all "i his plays Vlong 

with these Factual observations, the book is full 
ui humorou al quip i thai 

do wonders to alii omewhai di 

jectmattei Foi i sample when di 
architectural monstrosity thai la Wood 

: in i. in. iii nil. 1 . omdoi . ai. .1 dreary 
march ol cement block walls, the lowci hall 
ol which arc painted a mud-pie brown Ofl 

oi doors to els tsrooms and laboratories ' I'm 

mosi students here havi bad i limilai 

thought at one point or anothei I ilso found 

ii ueai thai in one i hapti i an from a 

[930 issue ol Tin St want • Purpi 

I'hmgs hke thai i' thi fai > thai his 

tory and tradition are integral parts ol the 

Sewanee experil til I 

This book is obviously noi somethii 

pick up when looking lot a light n id 

ever, foi anyone interested in the evolution ol 

architecture with! 

jusl interested in getting to know oui 

;ei much bi itci than thii I i 
il 1 found nil parents < hristmaj 





Friday, January 30, 9p.m-12 midnight 


-students favorite event ol the 

-inflatable bouncy boxing 

-wax hands 

-funny photos 

-X-box and Playstation games on .1 big screen 

tunny photos (your head on over 10,000 differenl bod) option! 1 

-basketball shooting 

ui art 

-airbrush tattoos 

-ping pong, pool, foosball. and air hoekev 

Insbee art 

Make vour own ice cream sundaes and more 1 

Plus Live Music m the Pub 

Saturday, February 7, 9p.m.-12 midnight 

< ASINO NIGHT, throughout the BC 
-10 real casino quality slot machi 
-6 black jack tables 
-2 craps tables 

oulette wheels 

-2 poker tables- 

-1 money wheel 


Refreshment provided 


ICE-SKATING TRIP Sat. Feb. 21 in Huntsville. 

ALL Sponsored by the Program Board 

( .ill \ I lj(. Ini more 

January 28, 2004 

Hfte ftetoanee purple 

Page 8 


Meeting of Chance 

Katharine Wilkinson 

Guest Writer 

"The problem is that we have no 

idea what we're doing over there, " 

he said, starting to stutter "We're 

not trained to he peace keepers; 

we 're trained to kill. We need the 

U.N. and we need international 

support. We 're reminded every day 

of how stupid it was for us to go 

into Iraq without them. " 

i was sitting ai a bai inD.( with five women I d just mel at 
thai As we swapped stories .i particu- 

larly iiiini\ one «- .nijj tu the attention of a young man sitting next 
tous. who couldn't help but turn around and comment I in haii 
, gave him awaj hi bad recently returned from Iraq 
My mind instantly overflowed with questions I wanted to ask 
him iii-> name was Sean and he had been wounded when ball 
the guys in his unit were lolled n> d had to i ome back to the 
to ret ovi i bui would he returning to m .i couple ol 

weeks I Was Struck bj the juxtaposition of his experiences anil 

their inherent conflict One week he watches ball ol ins com 
rades be blown up the next he's ba< k in the U.S., flirting ai a bar, 
the imminent ol his return to battle hovering over out convene 

"Where wen you '" I wanted i" know Bui this inquiry, like 
ni.isi ol ms questions was mel with the same response I can I 
onswei that" or I m run allowed to tell you thai " i fpon further, 
querj is to why he couldn i reveal certain things, he re- 
led, "We don i have the tame freedoms that you have I hcj 
make us sign those Bwaj I he) wani i» keep us quiel " 

I telt like .i prisonei in 1984 oi The Handmaid s tale oi I eed 
So noi only are mosl ol the soldiers m Iraq undei the legal dnnk- 
i thej are made to sign theii freedom away in ordei to 
fighl foi out i 'i count this makes itrategk tense; w< can I 
have people who actuall) know what's going on telling people 
aboul ii "You .ill have no idea whal s happening ovei there I he 
medi i coverage in the Statu is a joke he informed me tad 
then forced silence is .ill a part oi the same grand scheme \s 
lone .is we don i know, we can'l respond we can'i speak out 

Hut he did tell me .1 tew things hoping some unlit. us 

offit ia] w.isn 1 going to bus) through the d s any moment and 

reprimand him Ishi spoki he constantly looked back over his 
shouldct just to make sure "Morale there is horrible People 
urc committing suicide and having mental breakdowns almost 
every d.i\ ii seems He told me the story aboul one woman who 
had to shoot hundreds ol rabid dogs, aftet whii h she returned to 
the 1 S and entered .1 mental hospital 

1 in. problem is 1h.1t we have no idea we're doing 

then he Said, Starting tO stutter We re not 11. lined to he pi 
keepers we le li.uned to kill We need the I N .ind we need 

international support We re reminded every da) ol how stupid 
n was for us to go into Iraq without them " 

When 1 asked bin aboul why the troops think were in Iraq, 
what they see as the motivation he said "When you re out there, 
.ill you can ihmk about is defending your buddy nexi to sou 
making sure that he stays safe \mi the big boys here in Wash- 
ington* ounton They count on the faci thai in those circum- 
stances, sou re incapable ol thinking about the big picture, oi ol 
substantially disagreeing with it Hut we .ill know whs we re 
really there Most ol us may be poor, hut we're nol stupid Who's 
Busirs fathei ' Where did Cheney used to work ! We know we're 
there to finish d.uidv s business and gel oil Halibuiton's mal 

.1 lot ol moms 

1 hen 1 directed the convenation to more light-hearted i 
What did they eat? Were there any n en made a rec- 

ommendation thai the) hand out condoms to Iraqi civilians 

"There are lots ol women having Children oser there who don 1 
want tO be rem. uked \ms one of the conteicncc attendees 

Hut I did manage to gel one more burning question m Who 
ai, sou ..ome tO VOte lor m Novcmh I " \|| | know 

right now is who I'm not going to sole loi he responded We 

need lomebod) who has a pi.m. somebody who can get us the 

support we need, somebody who bring us home Mil knoss 
is who's not going tO be able to do that Mis ot the candidates 
would be belter than who sse has c bul I'm noi alios, 

thai ol course " 


So, nothing interesting happen on your break? Did you flip to the hack page as nothing in between 

piqued your interest ? Don V worry! Indulge in some of the most fascinating and intriguing winter 

vacation stories-they are sure to leave a lasting impression! 


Julie Blair 



(What I did over Winter break) 

Arts Editor 

I haven't thought >>l wrestling Since I was a perspective and stayed with a college student in 
Mobile who believed il was real. That is, until Rebekah. the only person I know in Madison, 
Alabama who understands what it's like not to attend Alabama or Aubum and does not want to be 
an engineer, mentioned it. Rebekah is an an major at Valparaiso Univenity Want to go to the ' 
WWE Smack down 1- with me?" she asks 

No I answer Hoping this would be the end to an otherwise atypical conversation. I listen as 
Rebekah explains that her father, a Lutheran pastor, won the tickets from our NPR affiliate by 
listening to the show "Reeling in the Years " Since her guitar-playing brother doesn't want to 
take his girlfriend and her sister is hack at another small liberal arts school, I have to go. 
Si mhi one niusi keep her company so she can photograph members of the crowd. After twenty 
minutes oi listening to Rebekah's arguments, one actually including, It will he awful, but you 
can tell your future children about it," I agree to attend-mostly because I do not want to think ol 
Rebekah photographing scary people alone. Plus, I want to assure any future progeny of my 

In the ear. I read printouts Irom the website to Rebekah The dribble gives us background info 
on the last episode and consists of cleverly contrived alliteration. Thank goodness we did our 
homework because otherwise the entire event would have seemed silly. Without the back story. I 
would ha\e thought WWE events were meaningless ways to have large sweaty men hold each 
other in homoerotic poses with large breasted women onlooking It pays to do your homework 

We find our seats between two very young and impressionable boys. One of them explains 
thai we missed the first two matches Dam As we try to remember their traits and backgrounds 
ol the wrestlers, the boy next to me helpfully hits my arm and does it for us. It is an action I 
would grow to loathe Perhaps the boy provided the running commentary throughout the show 
because he could see that Rebekah and I were clueless in the ways of wrestling. Perhaps it was 
be< inse he dearly loves wrestling Perhaps u ss as because we were the only females in the audi- 
ence not with children or in fatigues. Soon a scantily clad, large breasted woman arrives in stilet- 
tos to sing, "God Bless America ." It pros ales one of two pauses from the boy next to me, who 
must strike my arm before beginning to speak "Look at her hoots.'' he says Truthfully, other 
than his stink) breath. I appreciated the information he provided on the wrestlers and their 
men is In all fairness, 1 tried to move my arm, but the boy, without an arm to strike, quickly tried 
my leg Necessity is the mother of invention I quickly moved my arm back 

Next, a tag team including a member named Spanks comes out, The boy muses about whether 
01 noi the penon's real name isSpanky "Yeah like does n say Spanky' on his birth certificate ' 
I wondei I he hoy chuckles i finally someone who apprec lates my humor). Next the boy wonders 
aloud-aboul Spank) s ongins and parents 

A man sw athed in red w lute and blue came out to the chant of "You Suck." which the boy next 
to me assured me he earned, but didn't tell me how. The WWE is big on audience participation. 
\ spontaneous chant of "I'-S-A" broke out. which I heartily joined in, although it never oc- 
curred to me to root for the USSR or South Korea especially when surrounded by troops in 
Uniform. Mr Amenca-I forget his real name-paid tribute to the troops, especially the ones present 
He ulso tried, ultimately in vain, to reunite the Mexican tag team called Los Guerreros The boy 
iie.u me explained their rich famil) history. 

Rebekah and I watch for the next three-plus hours as members of the Anan race beat up token 
minorities Italians. Asians. Mexicans, and (cither because time was running thin or to kill two 
proverbal birds with one stone) a differently-abled woman Yes, the unequivocal low point of the 
evening was when an Asian man fought a blind woman The message was dear Heat defense- 
less women The young boy on Rebekah's side confided to her that he didn't really think she was 
blind Wail tins mi i real ' Perhaps it svas her miraculously applied heavy makeup or the svay 
She deftly buttoned the Ion cut black leather vest she was donning that gave it away to the eleser 
lad It couldn't have been her realistic groping of the air All ethnicities were portrayed with 
stereotypes ispiealls attributed The Mexican men tag team (which historically broke up during 
our visit with the \\ W I | had a motto "We he. we cheat we steal " Catchy True to their word. 
they did all three during the course of the melodrama. For some reason the Japanese man spits 
paint, probably bee ..use Vsian people are another species Of human Unfortunately, the man did 
not show lux prowess lor this talent in HuntSVUlc 

The boys surrounding Rebekah and I nearly got in a tight over whethei oi not the African 
Amencan woman who belongs to the Hash em Brother*." identical Anan twins, was good or 
bad. The African Amencan boy to Rebekah's left defended the well-endowed, silver-lame ■( Lad 
woman. The boy to my nght. ardcntls ( aui asian, believed the woman helped the men cheat 
Luckily, the two boys did not come to blows Instead, the hoy Struck me and said he thought the 
woman should be put on a leash" and he "hoped she gol beaten " I atei. he described how she 
nmes used a sship and WOK a m.i4. Hmmmm. 

Sometimes, all the lights and fighting would stop "it\ the commercial break the boy neat 

mc WP' Cd alter a beany hit to make sure I was listening His largish fathei explained that what 

sou .ee al home is what sou see here It was then that I realized his father had no teeth lie losl 
rlu m all North and South. ' as Cat Stesens would sas So it's not like baseball." 1 say with a 
chuckle They shake their heads proudly. You'd think the geniuses over u v\ WE would learn to 
Splice tape 

Ilie highlight ol the evening was when a rapper took 00 B largish chaFBCtei called " \ Ir ain 
who had multiple piercings The rapper asked questions about the thug-o-matic to winch H 
supposed to respond with certain hand gestures I he boy near me belies mg 1 wanted to partici- 
pate and didn't know how. showed dm the appropriate was to respond i he rapper i levari) called 
\ iram a bibs carriage' and s.ud he would dispense with him quickei than "Brittany Spear's 
marriage." this provided an opportunity for dialog between tbe toothless guy and mysell tmaz 

ingly. a man with a sign proclaiming he was the man who married Bnltans - present I'm 

Continued on Page 7 

The A Train 

Bob "Hardcore" Holly 




Erie J. 


larch 2 2004 

Volume S Spring Sera 

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What's Up with this Living Wage 
Students bank in on her currency 
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urple Predictor 


Itlj CloUtiy 
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the Gates 
to Heaven 


Hen lU.iUhnm 

li was three o - lock in the afternoon on 
New Years l ve, 200 ; and < hris a si aioi 
economics major at Columbia 1 niversit) in 
Manhattan, stood on the comer ol 116 and 
Broadwaj with ins ihoulders dumped and his 
hands buried deep in Ins three quartet length 
black overcoat Chris is an attractive hall Korean 
honor studeni behasa I fGPA writes u 

weekl) colu foi ( olumbia ( ollegi • largest 

campus newspaper and plana to lake a job at 
Goldman Sachs, a leading investment mani 
nam rum where he lias completed in internship, 
aftei be graduates I [ tas) 

"On a hail week when I have a i«>i of 
worl to do for my classes I'll make around a 

grand," he said taking a drag fn me ol the 40 

oi so Parliament I ights hi would imoki thai 

ng 'bui "ii a night like this, when 
everyone s in the citj foi bui no one 

work I li probabl) < n • verything I have, 
which will bring me J5000 Not bad foi a 
inv« ttmeni < hris then cited a short summar) ol 
the night's clientele Mostl) I stick to people 
from < 'olumbia The) re ( lose bj and i o 
have to won) about none) a l"i "i them an 
rich kids I have 200 pills right now but 80 are 
spoken foi I need to save three foi myself and 
two foi tun girlfriend and I can flip the remain 
ing MS in less than an houi al thi fi 

B 1 1 ■ , thi most populai street name 

for the chemical MDMA othc icientificall) 

inclined 1,4 meihylcnedioxymcthamphetamim l 

\n ai \ works in pan b) inhibiting the reuptake 

i hi i a ncurotiansmiUer thai influen esmood 

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Applications lm rease I his 

I ii, UiImwi 

SI, ill V. 

i hi deadline foi application to th I 
has passed, and although the final numbers are not yet 
reads there is ahead) an 11.59 ycai to d 

i,, i admission \i this time 
u iii, i iih ion had ne* 

applications but as of February - s application 
the class of 2008 numbered 2,036 Deanoi Vdmu 
sions i lavid i e* mi was i onfidenl that tl 
would surpass n N i apphcani 

fall's freshman cla 

itioas remarked thai the Office is 'extrcm 
pleased with 'ins year's applii ani pool and is 
preparing for the difficult task ol whom to admit 

I hi it n. man] contribute the 

incn I-, in applications including the new two-pan 

Year with (in sin 

i < SP) and 

funded i > 1 1 1 1 ■ u i ii' H'i Si holai 

lladllmnall Sbesl 

menl tool has b< I ol 

mouth approach which relic- on iii ii and 

Uiidenu talking ibout tl 

hi ( I ,ii, I, I in, ctoi "i Admission 
pattern ol applications has bi from 

idents typical!) attraci d b) 

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schools whii ii an noi tradition 

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rhingi are changing in the Puiple office Itistnm 

fo put it succinctly the problem with Ih Purpli seems in 
large part du Bstudentthnw fa ii \ 

Hemy Sweets told me last nighl IWs [edihan] isn'ldry ii 
..,-i but I dratha ii be wet than dry Mta 
attempting to find tht deepa meaning in his ifflemner I realized 

wIliI il 

[lis completely p d in a downpour ol thoughts, 

opinioni and lotsol leasers foi th 

Uthough [ could deliberab fbi toinscntlMScritirnenl I must 
laid i,, Ik. hi what one ol mj dea old I ditoi in « bJef stold me the 
night Kathryn youbavt toosl fa " help 

//» Puiph rnustchangt Over my two years at Scwane I 
haw heard man) things about the poor quality offeredinlhe 
editions Students are quick wbiK ma] mrncnts.and 

Som "i ih bi fl i ■■■ Ii ard Brum 
profi (ors include 

k nil x you an atanegarivi 5 you want to get it to a 5, maybe 

in iu endol the yeai jroucan get ton gauvc i 

^nd my personal favorib quote about our papa vanilla bland 

I want you to ch inning fiom the 

i II imii... right Iroiiilusi glaive ihise.liiion has niCTOhed.. 
i grabbed i locked and I pleaded mercilessly wuli 
in.uiv ni you til I got the articles I did what Pablo Picasso 

l "stole ii M hi mil the 

Do You 
Write an 
Article on 


About The "Uncut Version 

layout Eromolda editions ol US \3bda) combining it with a few 
new thoughts ol my own. 

[encourage Ibis campus to get i lever Besides, Idon'l 
remember anyorj i wi raying clever c«iWn*t chum right up 

le tradition fhus [say let's go to the next level let's shov. 
urn wcfthmpentorage,pagetopagemaker pogernakertoeye i 
wanttobeateyc level wim you The only way I could prove thai 

this c W81 to give vou the pacemaker file BABYPURPLEI 

ii l have failed in enticing your esc not brought the leading 
stories to be Grant, then call me on il and make me deli vo 
Actually youdeliva and in finda reporta to go chase lhal story 

i a make Sewanec a journalistic Aflo .ill why would 
a school focused so heavily on English not want to enrich the world 
c4 Tht Purptel We are writers here at Sewanee; we are scientists 

ni.iilieni.iiK ions, musk i.uiy hut we can -ill pa k up a pe" And, we 
all con leant a valuable resourceful lessonmdoing so 

Willi that enjoy the experience I did what my contemporaries 
call crazy, but I ^ -*ll itcarpediera Seize this moment, and help 

me help you help ih, Purple 

Current Job Openings 

Business Manager 

Layout Editors 

Copy Editors 

Call XI204. ONLY if you have the time 

Continued Articles from Front Page 

Visa accepting anyone in the community to 

participate on The Purple 

Kathryn Larson 
Editor In Chief 

Sara Miller 
Incentive Editor 

William Peirson 

Photo Editor 

Margaret Hughe 
News Editor 

Julie Blair 
Ans Editor 

Dylan Lane 
Sports Editor 

Copy Editors 

Francie Harthne 

Natasha Cowie 

Kellcy Brewer 

Jen Macksoud 

Kathcnnc Walker 

Townsend Zeigler 

Amanda Wilkinson 

Diana Dang 

Henry Sweets 

Emily Estelle 

Business Manager 

Ben Blackburn 

I Ik- Stall I I 
comprised ol lb 
Staff Writers j 
oilier photoen 

Soaring Sewanee 

K -Commerce 

ioru appetiti ind Jeep Neurotransmitters are 
brain i in micali resnonsibk Fen • arrying mess 
betwa 11 ikp cell I to ■ - rcted by a cell .ukI 
a proti in- mi .1 n 1 


111 bock into Ilk- cell lltil cre.ilcd il a pnvess 
known as rt uptake 

Best -ii 10 that ol .ins selei b ■■■ erotonin rcupiakc 
inhibitor (SSRI) Hv far the most popular SSRI is 
thai has been used by on 

..led 18 million \iihik.iii- HoWeVa unlike 

MDMA also augments the release ol serotonin 
by nerve cells not only is it not taken back up but 
more of it present rbis accounts foi the feeling 
! by the .tnig "Before I tried \ 1 
ilidn 1 understand how sell conscious I was h 

. so I'll, mil iu 1 ( rtasy totally 
. liminates that sense ol paranoio and mosl anyoni 
taken il could atb h thai it • not going to loll you 
you k stupid aboul il 1 ton 1 overdo il Stay 
hydratod don't drink alcohol and you n going to bi 
1 in. 

While yel appeal loot 

widely usedai Sewanee reports by the Drug 1 nfora 

mi ni \dininr-li Hhui il'l \ishowllul disliihiilion ol 
assertion lik. mosi.uiti MOM \ litei.iiurelod 1 
is. 11 n trad .1 [hen are nobok • in iJk brains ol 
users contends neuropathologisl Stephen 
is been studying the drug at the ( 
Addiction and Health in [broolo Mart Laruclk .1 
brain scanning expert at ( olumbial nivenaty seconds 
this notion \H lb ignificanl 

tcicntifk limitations that make me un 

Synthesized for the first tim bythi M 
pharmaceutical company in 1912, MDMA was 
patented in 1914 It was never marketed bull 
1. !• . .1 when do adnutustcnhg it to patients 

milk 1 970s as an aid to psychotherapy [n 1981 an 
imderground rnanufactura created the rnonika 

: recreational use ballooned lit. in \ 
took noui ol iii. drug 1 increasing popularity and 
decided to rnakt it a Schedule I drug [ben it was 

availabk to no one doctors included 

Trie medical community retaliated One 
man Lcsta 1 rrinspoon an assa iate professoi ol 
Psychiatry al Harvard Medical School went so far as 
in sin- ih, DEA Uthoughthe federal court initially 
ruled mi irinspoon s favor the d rver- 

turned fb this day MDMA is a Schedule I drag 

da not ecstasy isbea Ever) day n is 
led into irn 1 nilod States on airplanes fiom 
places likr Km lerdam and fiom there it is dispersed 
throughout the country Smugglers are a creative 
biiiKh pills have been found in stuffed animals, 
laptops and secret luggage compartments, In March 
■ ■ 1 11 K Urporl passengei was .incNted when it 

was I dthal be bad swallowed 2 800 pills in 70 


bound 500 BC, the ( keck poet and 
playwrighl Aeschylus wrote fht firet casualty inwai 
is trutli " To look diilk- DEA - track record on ecstasy, 
one mighi guess ii had been wntten lasi >e.u MDMA 
could ncva he an ova ihe-counta drug Howeva 
Hi. hi V should be advised that the dangers are only 
amplified by classifying it Scheduk 1 11k- reason 
someone like Clins can make .1 profit ol $3400 in J 
iiil'Ih is because . il the iiikk-rgioui'.l market created by 

hk drug • illegality 

fb ecstasy users iIk rnoralpartic surround 
mi- ilx- subject in incomprehi n ibk 1 don 1 get how 
something like rolling [using ecstasy | can be against 
iiu law bickers a Sewanee senior fiom New England 
when alcohol and tobacco kill hundreds 01 thousands 

So ii 
Wednesday. Feb. 25, 2004 

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< .11,., psyi biatrial said Wednesday 
he »iii Immediately start recruiting 
patients after winning approval to 

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testing MDM \ - better 
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constituencies Dean Lesesne cited The H.ll d,vc ™ l y of ,hls V*"'* applicant pool ha 

School in Pennsylvania as an example of this * 0% increaseover last years, equaling 1 
l^l ■ 53 more multicultural applicants. 

( .lien the enthusiasm With which According to Dean Lesesne. the target 

Sewanee students both past and present, speak ol m™berol ™r°U«l ^denta in the elass of 2001 
their lime here is the most affective recruitment '* 4I °- ** therefore, approximately 1.285 
technique 1 h< Offt ampus Admissions Program appUcants will l^admined. to order todete 
is an effort i<> bettei utilize Ibis technique 
Currently Ihere are ivfelvc OCAP committees in 
different cities composed of alumni who agree to 
host receptions for prospective students These 

opportunities allow future siudents to be further 
exposed to the excitement i"i Sewanee felt by 
many graduates 

The two- pan application, .1 process 

the number of offers of admission that wi 
achieve the target enrollment goal the target 
enrollment figure is divided by the historical yield 
percentage The yield percentage is the number of 
admitted students who actually enroll in the College 
The combination of the increased number of applv> 
tions with the relatively steady number 
the university's selectivity rating is "improving' La 

mploycd by mans institutions simply consistsol >™ 7, ' ; ofallappJieanteweread^xlwhUeihD 

.1 series of IWO documents which are submitted at 

yeat - number will be about 65%. Increases in 
selectivity improve the school's standing in ranking 
paperwork helps relieve the stress associated with by orgaruzanons lilce the Colkge Board arid Pruktt 

the application process 

The two-tiered Early Decision schedule 

also made lis dehul al Sewanee during this 

application cycle l _ixl> Decision is a facet of the 
admissii ins pn cess lhal all iw s applicants U 1 apply 
early and receive notification cd the outcome of their 
applK.iiiniie.iriier in exchange foi an agreement thai 
ilk-s will matriculate it accepted Mr Lynch said that 
ilk second l arly I lecision was siartcd in order to 
accornmodate students who wish to have the benefits 
ofEariy Decision admission hm far whaleva reason 
Ihcy .ire not fat enough along in their application 

process to commit 10 the first Eady Decision The 
second round ol Early Decision allows prospective 
students time for campus visits in case they were 
unable to complete them in ilk- tall if they wen 
involved in an activity which kepi them busy on the 
weekends Because ol uv time, Eady 
Decision applications nave risen 5091 over last year's. 

Review and arc crucial in improving the univcrsiu 
perceived presage. 

Admissions committees arc hard al « rl 
narrowing the 2,000 plus applicants into the I > ; 
admitted applicants, but meanwhile, the Offict 
Admissions is planning a number of upcoming 
events which also offer current students an 
opportunity to host prospective students I roil 
1 hursday 19 February to Sunday 22. the ofTi« 
will be holding the Multicultural Perspective 
Weekend and will be inviting multicultural 
applicants to the campus. This year*s Merit 
Weekend, the official visits of candidates foi 
merit scholarships, will be held Saturday 6 Miial 
to Monday 8 Finally, the Sewanee Expencnce 
Weekend for admitted students will be taking 
place 16-17 April. Contact the Office of Adrrm 
sums tor more information or if you would likc^ 
host a prospective student 

Retention rates have been witnessing 

lliese new addilions lo the Scu.incc 

ns program are all pan ol what Dean Lesesne sim,lar "wreases Since the 2001-2002 academn 
calls the Office t proactive recroitnamtrMcsophy;' >vartAY».thepeicenuigeoffiesrunanretiinung^ 
which iu- been instated since bis arrival in iheirEastaseniestexhasrisenl5%, During the -'»' 

2( x M AY 82.6^ of freshman women returned lor W 
second scincster, a 3.6% increase since AY 20til -"'- 

admissions about three years ago 

The Lottery funded fennessce HOP1 

Scholarship is .. program thai aims to increase the The retention rates of fteshman women conunueie 

number ol siudents who graduated from 8 
Tennessee ingh school attending college \s 
cording 10 the iennessee Student Assistance 

1 orporaliouiTNAt 1. ilk* scholarship provides UptO 

00 pa year to lennesaee students who meet the 

qualification criteria which. ire non-need based and 

1 utperform those of freshman men. of whom 
relumed lor this Easter semester for a three yeat 
growth of only 0.9% Altogether these figures are 
remarkable in light of the 2 1 7% growth in treshnu* 1 
ena.Unk-nt since AY 2001-2002- To put these nuniM* 
in perspective of the 427 ram r> entering fTcshmaI^ ,, ' 

include having an SAT scon k0GPA(ona ^i- \ N only 22 did not return for the Easter semes' 

4.0 scale) fhe scholarship is only available to students "wbichyMosa m uch higher figure ol tetenti 
who ue enrolled in a public college or univei »«"» treshmanenreillnk-ntnumbc-iMiKlui 

located in Iennessee Students who .mend a returning students who are classified as freshman I* 

select group.. I pin. iu,,. lieges or universiucs are N *** ' entering C lass had 342 out of the original .«< 
iblc sewanee is in. hided m the group of ri ' ll| m lor the Easter semester giving a new fresh n^' 

private schools, and stattin i lennesse* retention rate of 93 r I Incxaiduacai.rnoreindivt* 

freshman in the ( ollege will have additional ■ lls •*"-' 'merested in anending Sewanee while n*»v' 

assistance in affording Sewanee In addition, cuirent Sew-aikv students arc contmuuig to remain 

students who graduated from a fenm enrolled in the College 

school last i he eligible lor the HOPI 

Scholarship oexl rail I or more information 

iheTSAt Lottery Scholarship webpage 
al iiiip rwwv nan Iotteryfaq.htm> 

With the increase of applicant ill, 
' academic profile ol ifu admit 

UndoubtedK mostcd ihispuhlicanoos 

re.idcr. h-iv e already been through the admissions 
process howevei ilk- irkTeascd interest tn Sewanc* ^ 
.ind n.sing sekvuvity of the institution will re I 
upon srudents .uxl graduates alike since these fig" 1 ^ 
are outward m.inife\tjtions of the regard in which 

r demonstrated bv this yeat i 560 Mem Scholar- Sewanee is held througbotrltberjanda l-urthern** 
Ship candidates (U lasl ,hL " v -' fl ^ un> wlU ^ ^'^ .uve in gaining recognl'J ,,, 

ho will be visiting campus in March fhe wan institution with a tradition for prestige 

The Purple 2 

Sewanee's Ne 

v.uslu Cowie 
m .,11 Writer 

lyhcn Tony Stumiams approached you 
u ng his hockey stick whal did you do'" 

IJhji | did what any sane person would do. 
ijjn't want to hurt Ibny, but I wasn't going 
run away I raised my Mick as he ap- 

ajjfoached. but I never meant to nil turn " 

H, Harmon, did you murder Tony 

Ho No.I never meant to kill him 

|, c questioning attorney pauses for effect. 
Ithael Hannon's words hang in ihc court- 
im He is on tnal for killing a fellow 
Sessional hockey player eight months 

llln-r Bitir rivals, the two men fought on 
t | C e during a playoff game Harmon's stick 
J with Stunrums torehcad. and 

dun minutes, Stunnanis las dead m a pool 
MikkI and Harmon was arrested and 
l^ged with three counts ol homicide 

Jic twist? Sturmanis suffered a hemorrhaged aneurysm in addition to the fractured 
ill mat was first thought to have caused his 
a ih Did Harmon mean to kill Sturmanis'' 
,l what actually killed him- -Harmon or the 
ii ' Among the witnesses offering 
in Harmon's trial arc his ex-wife 
iiui 111. mis widow, who hates Harmon lor 
lling her lonvi. a brilliant medical doctor 

rial Team 


with one rather significant credibility problem 
(Le alcoholism, including a felonj DUI). an 

exceptionally Crooked team owner, and a -,'111,. 
what confuse, 1 n | 

You actually didn't tniSS this piece ol news in 
Scwanec. as n never happened State ol Mid 
lands v Michael w Harmon was enacted by 
teams from all ova the Southeast at the South 
Atlantic Regional Mock [rial Tournament on 
January 30-31 :<xu Sewanee's first mock trial 
team competed m the four-round tournament, 

hcldat I'urman I nnersit) in Greenville, SC. 

In collegiate mock trial schools nationwide in 

all given the same case The case materials 

include affidavits (witness statements), pieces ol 
evidence, relevant laws and statutes and other 
legal information, [earn members select roles as 
attorneys and witnesses. Attorneys prepare 
speeches and questions foi witnesses, and 
w itnesses memorize their affidavits and take on 
the role of their characters Competitors are not 
judged by who wins the case (many cnminal 
cases heavily favor one side over the Other) bin 
by how well they present their side ol the case 
The Sewanee learn, composed entirely ol first- 
year Students, practiced for three months 
Natasha Cowie, Blount Montgomery, and 
William Weber sen ed as attorneys Candle e 
Bryan, Isaac Doty, and Blena de Juan sen 


Mock trial challenge! participants on many 

Studeni competitors must develop (hi ii 
analytical thinking, writing, and public speaking 
skills Poise too, is a critical aspect of mock 
in., 1 ( oolness under pressure, oi lack thi 
can be the deciding I ictoi in i round Although 
m its firsi yi ai the Sewanee mock trial huh won 
leveral awards it the regional competition The 
learn received a troph) t"i its performanci 

new school Isaac Pols won a piesiieious 

outstanding a a m ird foi his portrayal of 

\ii, hael Harmon Vnd Sewanee was one ol onlj 
three teams honored with tin n im Spirit ol ih( 
American Mock Mai Association Vward given 
for exceptional civilit) justice ind fair play in 

Special thanks td Di i 1 Willi i pr law and 

mock In il le 1111 fat ull\ ad\ isoi and 10 Dl 

Mlyson Ci " ii" obsi >' ed and i ritiqui d 

the (cam 


Hitting the Gavel Hard fheMocl trial [earn Begins at Sewanee 

New Sewanee Bookclub: 

No t S kimmino the Pages 

P 1 * eaiher Haney 

Utt Writer 

ill too familiar with the Sewanee cold bug " Yes. the one that has been passed from 
Went to siudeni through close-quarter-living for the past few months Now. with w inter in lull 
ie ii is quite prominent on the mountain, leaving its victims with runny noses, hacking 
and a bad case of chronic sleepiness For those of you who are assigned to sleep more 
dJ lake it easy during the recovery period, or for those who just need a little escape H nh 

lal stimulation, your search is over' Sewanee's book club may be the perfect prescrip- 
iu Headed b> sophomore Kilby Allen, the book club is focusing on political and 
:ial issues noi usually addressed in the "book club" setting Previously, the c luh read only 

fiction by female authors and was led by Mary Quinn 
Matteson. but this year (here is a twist Meetings arc- 
still held in the Women's Center, but the book 
selection has changed drastically Hoping to draw a 

more diverse group including both women and men the hook selection now revolves around issues 

concerning both genders Discussion,.) the book leads to ah array of topics based on certain political ind 
social mcws on many scales ["his month i hook is mied Nickel and Dimcd. On (Noil Gein ng by m 
Ament a b) Barbara Bhrenreich Che book was chosen in correlation with the Women ice and 

issues brought forth should provoke discussion relating to Sewanee its communitj members and the 

world s view Hooks read are generally chosen h\ the group as a whole Al the beginning ol the w.n the 

group came up, on 01 hook choices Before Nickel and Dim e, I H, 

Nahon by brie Schlosser I he goal ol the club is lo read a book each month. Also the) tT) to choose 

that are easily discussed even il the assigned reading could not becompleti d foi that week i hi 
club's advisor is Michelle fnompson Currently the group averages 12 participants and hopes to expand 
I ins cluh is a\ ailable to all who wash lo participate Professors, communitj members Sew .m^- and 
rheology studenu are encouraged to come Meetings are held at six o'clock on i and 

lasi about 4S minutes Refreshments are provided by Stirlings all the more reason to omi 

- Environmental 
Oil's Well That Ends Well 

(Or Maybe Not...) 

^t^ mm ^ t 4 -^ ■ iuuiuics iseiresnmenis are provided ny Minings all the more reason iraeJ 


Vatasha Cowie 

Staff Writer 
Oil. We pour it into our cars, use il to 
rate electricity, and make plastic, 
synthetic fabrics, cosmetics, and 
medicines with It If it weren't for oil, 
vc wouldn't have TUpperware It's the 
litchlood of (he American dream." 
according to the American Petroleum 
Insutute (albeit they're a bi( biased) 
No doubt, it's pretty important to our 
"xietj But there's a lot more to il than 
those germy gas station pumps. 

consumers in North America use , in 
average, more than their body weight In 
crude oil per week The United States 
mports dose to 60 percent of the oil it 

consumes The top source of thai oil (as 
1 November 2003. the latest available 

Jala) is Saudi Arabia. Canada is 

wcond, followed by Mexico and 

" ncYucIa Those four countries each 

iporl 14 million or more barrels of 

"udc oil a day to the United States. 

1 Wted Stales dependence on foreign oil 

A « an all-time high. 

Many of the worhTs oil reserves lie in 

P"lilically unstable regions, including 

*e volatile Middle Bast Saudi Arabia 

r '" ll 's one founh Ol ihe world's proven 

followed by Iraq Growing 
nee Indicates that oil was a major 
nfortheU.S invasion ol Iraq last 
America's reliance on foreign oil 
""kes our economy vulnerable to oil 
ein |>argos, price spikes, and other 

U) motivated policies 

Hw world's «.ii reserves may be 

^ning m2002 ihe world used lour 
'">es as much oil as was newly found. 

'"""•• i '\pcnssas that all the giant oil 

'elds, such as ihose in the Middle East, 
Ve ^ready been discovered AHer- 
noes of energy arc available - 
"eluding solar wind, and methane gas 

- but for the most part, governments and oil 
firms do not commit significant funding and 
research to exploring alternatives 

Oil supply is a major concern. Equally 
important, however, are the effects of oil use 
Global climate change is real, and humans 
are a major factor. Since the beginning of the 
Indusinal Revolution (aboul 1750). the 
atmospheric concentration of carbon dioxide 
has increased 1 1 percent - mainly due to 
burning of fossil fuels and large-scale 
deforestation. Carbon dioxide, like miniature 
Smurl dolls, is noi a nice thing to have in 
excessive amounts. Along with other gases 
il keeps heat trapped by the atmosphere, 
causing the greenhouse effect and climate 
change Altered global temperatures produi I 
all sorts of nasty problems, like increase- m 
heai-rclaied deaths and extreme weathei 
events (such as flooding i 

Oil docsn i have to be a had thing w hat 

would (he world he wnhoul Tupperv 
The problem with Oil is excessive demand 

and consumption 'Black gold is an apt 
moniker for the slick substance thai fueled 
the Indusinal Revolution and made possible 
the Fen-an Marancllo - and that continues to 
kill thousands of shore and ocean animals 
ignite political and military conflicts, and 
influence policy Ii i time for our country to 
reevaluate its use of oil. There arc far bettej 
options tor fueling our lives 

Material from Drive for America, American 
Petroleum Institute, Christian Scien 
Monitor, and Union of Concerned Scientists 
was used in this article Look lor more 

thrilling environmental commentary m the 
next edition of the Purpl, 


Wil Oaken 

Staff Wrilei 

Wandering throngh the brisk winter 

ur while I walked dOWn \lah. mi. i \\cnuc. I 
-I i deep breath and smiled to mys< It 
Winter is known to mans as a time repR 

ientative of death and ol things ending 
vhile spring is the time of new birth and 

enewal I flg ,,, ,| lc 

oggy breea howevei I realized that in the 
pay silence oi this time ol yeai i often feel 
noi. alive than i do any oihei iiiik i he 
■on neutral 'ones ol Sewanee s campus 

reule a serene backdrop lor Ihe joyful 

itions "i oui i asiei semestei As I 
urived ai the police station, I found thai 
rhiefParrou had celebrations on ins nund 

is well The beginning ol the scmcsier 
>rought us the lirsi found ,,| cnioi .mips 
ind shake da times thai arc important both 
or the police and foi the students ol 

Sewanee as we all lake in the heauly an, 1 

bat is life on the mountain Here is your 
police blotter foi this issue ol the Purph 

neral the duel has declared 
his year's shake day a great nee., ii 
vere no trips to thi hospital foi alcohol no 
Djuries ind no citations issued for rule 
iolations I he one im idem ol note that 

ICCUned on shake weekend happened on a 

section oi Kentucky Avenue that was closed 
01 construction Police were called in to a 

iCene where ., I and Roc el had rolled intOfl 

iitefa and was lying on its side i , 

Urival, officers found one iiiin,,i injury and 

Apparently, the 
studenu had stolen i famed tororitj 

and were being pursued m a high ip 

vehicle chase in a panic the students drove 
around ihe Hum. id and ended up toppled 
i in a ditch in a borrowed Land I: 

Reportedly police did noi discover the 
whereabouts ol the frog and it is assun 
still ai large ihe duel recommends to all 

foot as high speed vehii Ii 
osiiy consequi n 

i tradition ol paii 
ml lageson thi aiors who ha 

completed Lheii c pn hi asivi exams 

continued with full forc« earlj thi . rm 
as students combined ai ademic wit with 
bawdy humor to creati i,uui 

phrases as "nick lt ,,,. ,,,.. Buddha -.inch 
was painted on the cai oJ a rchgion majoi on 

UDpUS The duel has received 

thai local authoririe bavi i, 

withcomped union bated on two violations 

i ii i. wmdow paintings that blocl the 

of the driver and wcond, vulgar phrases 

displayed in public rhechii 

students to keep these things in mind 1 1 they 

111 thi con mil) and observi both 

comma lies as well as< ion 

mi, i ol taste 

With thai an,, ii,, i edition ol th 

IWaj iiiik h like 

the waning life ol 

ol the an and thi iphol the blottei 

with H the joyful antieipi 

spring and the birth of new editions I Mil 

'" '' '"•" i' 1 ' i mb . [i i H igh ii,. 

blottei ihai we all become who we 


Purple 3 



The Sewanee inn: 

I dilOl -in-Chief 

Regeni Mi vVallin d Into room 

number x <>i the Sewanee Inn on February I ~i aftei 

■in tin conferenci breakfai i room 
Immediate]) on unlocking his room door, he literally 
stepped up into a new era Financing a complete I 
lift in ihi deteriorating inn i hi n omc long 
pJani fot pi i thing more but .it leasi as an 

interim change [the regents are] able to come in and 
refurbish these rni Vouknow at least up to a 

i.l In \l in i.. i i. in. I. ii. I 

in deed, prior iii Septembei <ii this year, Mr 
Wallingford finds thai room nimiK-r 8 fell more like 
being held up in .1 Mote] B "You came in and the} 
wi re iic .in and thai was aboul it. en a 

, in rate motel 

in j 1989 edition ol 1 in- Purpli the Vie 
Pri identofthi 1 nivenity of the South said that the 
Scwi Inn could he mure pi hut he (hen 

. '.iiin.ii,.ii ih.,i .a, omplishing this standard would take 
five mon yean Now fifteen years later. Mr 

[ford " - .tin-, students to bring the parents 
up it's not the Ritz Carlton but the) ve now got 
Moi tun Richi 1 shampoos in .ill the rooms 

• ii yVallingford gave othei n gents .1 toui 

of his room his onl) sei s complainl with the new 

room was thai the once "tissue thin towels were stLU 
noi down) sofl With U i he frowned regretful]) 
thai iin inn 1 ould do bettei 
1 be n in n 1. .nun • .1 vanit) 


In Modern times. Art & Science Fuse as one 


Finally, rooms with a view 

.in. 1 pseudo-walk in closet, clean carpet, bed. and mosl 
importantl) 10 Mi Wallingford [he Inn now r> 
WOOden hangers 

Sarah Stapleton, Executive Assistanl to the Vli e Chancel- 
lor, also considers this a fim idea She says thai notonly 
for regents ihi default is the inn." but the spact can also 

lx- used in oil seasons (read non-graduation- weekend and 
non-regenl-meeting-time 1 she contends that this is a much 
bettei arrangement for visitors, particularly since "some ol 
those piaies |m Monteagle] are somewhat worse and 
downright worrisome 

1 urrentl) 8ofthctotal2l rooms have been redone and as 
Hi now, no students live at the inn A one night stay will 
..11 $70 (alas no special rates), but there's cable TV, 
and if quick i" order, the ' Delia" room offers .1 fireplace 
with remote control truly, now tin aestheticall) pleasing 

room with a \iew ' 


For more information on booking youi 
vacation get-away, 

call Jessica Sheik <&' xl686. 

,\esi edition you Ii find out what are the latest 

Sewanee technolog) ad\ anccirienls OD classroom 

blackboards It's guaranteed not to "chalk" you up. 
Vnyhow, keep on the lookout for the continuous 

lilts .ill OVC1 Sewanee' 


s one guest 



si.,11 writei 

An ." en in, in 1 \iv, 1 McGilchrisl spoke last 

1 rida) al 1 ihi Vpplicalions ol 1 hemislr) in the ( onset 

vntion of Works ol \n. and implicitly discussed th< love 

ih, .in. in likens 
1 m ni. 1 inii, 1 but mon to Nathan and Sophie 

Lves in in out oi bliss and 
turmoil \t nine-, an artist can find harmon) in a scientific 

li ■ hniquc that satisfies his 01 hei < a and sometimes 

the artist prefers chaos rhcdiffereni I suppose between 

111 ■"" ' "" l ti 1 1 thai .11 '■on... point . icicnlist has to 

follow a ncccssar) si. p whcthei 01 not thi artist follows 

artist oi focus in Nigel 1 talk who lound 
'" mendou 1 b) his tremendous capacit) 

'"' both s< n mi and art) from the application's ol math loan 

from a meticulous!) conscious calculation And just because 
Jackson Pollack did nol have to do predetermine me lines ol 
his paintings does nol mean that he did nol have to consider 
how the) wen- going to he horn thanks to Leonardo 

Physics .111.1 iiiennsiv have reentered the art world, 
but the ambassadors foi this comeback practice science 
exclusively Nigel McGilchrisl works among these scientists uses modem applications ol chemistr) and physic to 
determine previous!) unnoticed aspects oi artwork like the 
chemistr) in lh< paint or what exists underneath the painting's 
visiblelayei Oftentimes to the delight of the lab a scientist 
willdiscovet more about the math homework done by artists 
hi... DaVinci in preparation ol their masterpieces For 
instance, when McGili hrisl floods the MonaLisa with X rays 
ivisibli laycr.of lead pigment, a coating that beat 

with .. Howl ol Fruit," which hangs m the Prada, received treatment yean 
ago Contrar) to the painting's title, and the bowl of fruit held by the girl. 
she was originally painted as holding the head of John the Baptist, until 
later censored hy a howl ol fruit to mask the severed head. 

After showing the original painting, with the head. McGilchrisl \ 
talk turned to the ethical implications of knowing more than we should 
about a painting Should we remove the bowl of fruit in celebration , i| 
the artist's original concept ' Should we risk a painting's life to clean it ' 
Should the si nttmental value of a statue be denied in order to perform a 
restoration dial ould take months? Or should we be content to allow 
meaningful an to deteriorate, thus allowing it to mimic more acutely the 

human condition ' McGilchrisl resisted saying yes or no and so m nol 

knowing the answer, the audience left knowing that this really is a 

question ol ethics 

On a lighter note, however, McGilchrisl pointed out that if the 

classical painters same back from the dead to comment on this dilemma. 

bickering over methods of restoration would seem frivolous And the 

are [hanks to this closing comment, l losl no sleep ver, the ethics 1 
irk restoration, although I am still recovering from the implications 

oi Sophit '5 Chi >h ,• 

urdoDaVinci Before a Da Vincian line was ' "' L ' Sa t0 . ,he canv " DaVicni a PP ,icd * e ,ead 

drawn acalcuii asmad. period andth " " " Mh * c flesh - tone d paint. and artistsoi 

renowned While ulistsoft tsendow theii workswith "| c,in « oficnfollowcdt h's procedure whentryingt akea 

"•" ad larities unconscious!) ihi '"' ' ' !"""" VIV , 

rlying s) tetrii ■ eonardo artwork originate """ m . lechn0,0 K "' cxaraine a P-'"'<"'v - 

mysterious nndei layers produced startling results when "Girl 

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II ■'" ' Koiii Steele tai 1 ,,1 interview 11,. 

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Adriana Zimova 
David Tipps 
Mattie de St. Paer 
Omair Ahmed 

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: " ' important thing aboul being a Proctoi 

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onber °" I ' 'the student bod) whelps 

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gj McCauley Williams. Speaker of the Student Assembly 

Ihc Student Assembly is a representative body of the students of the college w is are in the 
middle "i a verj busy and productive year iii our foui meetings so t.„ this year we have 
passed numerous charters, allowing new dubs to be eligible for funding from the Activities 

Fee Committee, passed resolutions and declarations, and discussed other ways to enable the 
..indent body. 

I he Student Assembly acts as a liaison between the student body and the administration Due 
,o thai critical position, we want very much to represent all Sewanee students fnerefon the 
Student Assembly elects three representatives from each class, and a large number ol rcprc 

sentatives Iron, each dorm. The SA would love to gel any kind of feedback Iron, you the 
student ol the University of the South, so that we may. in some way. better your lour years 
hl re on the Mountain. The following is a lis! of information you may find important showing 
ni „re ol who we are. who we represent, and what wc do 

The Executive Committee of the SA 

McCauley Williams Speaker 

Robin Rotman - Treasurer 

Mattic de St. Paer - Secretary 

Dean Eric Hartman - Advisor 

I he Student Assembly's four standing committees 

Student Life Janie Coleman, chair 

Housing - David Tipps. chair 

Leadership - Catherine Foster, chair 

Food Service Lauren Coshatl and Laurence Hayes. CO chairs 

Representatives to University Committees 

Curriculum and Academic Policy - Kevin Alonso 

Financial Aid - Taylor Morgan 

University Lectures - Chris Purdy 

Advisory Committee on Athletics - Chris Caruso and Laura Howell 

Activities Fee - Ion Hall and James Evans 

Admission and Merit Scholarship - Christy Nelson 

Library - Sarah Shippy 

Parking - Ben Good 

Students Unplugged Organized by the Student Life Committee. Students Unplugged is 
■ waj for students to voice their questions and opinions to an open forum made up ol 
idministrators and students 

Student Leadership Awards Dessert: Organized by the Leadership Committee, the 
Student Leadership Awards are held at the end of each academic year All students and 
irganizations or clubs are eligible to win the awards The committee to read the nomination 
smiis is comprised Of students, faculty, and administration This year n will be held on Vpril 
1 00pm (location TB A). 

Student Assembly Website We hope t0 have a website bj the end Ol Hn yeai thai 
will have member names, the minutes and agendas from each meeting, charters and rcsolu 
tions, pictures, etc 

Campus Safety Walk: Eric Wilson, a freshman representative from Humph] 
organized and led a campus safety walk on Tuesday. February I0 lh The purpose was to look 
lys to make the campus safer at night and in inclement weather. 

Approved Charters: Table Tennis Club. Chemistry Club, Sewanee Sound SERP 
(Students for an Environmental Responsible President), Talloires Declaration. I Ik- I' 
sional Club and the Chess Club. In order to present a charter to the Student Assembly the 
dub or organization must first go through Brooke Vaughan and the Student Activities office. 
Once the charter is approved by student activities, it is eligible to come before the Studefll 
\Nsembly and if approved at that stage, is eligible to receive funding from the \l ( 

Online Registration: Kevin Alonso and the Curriculum and Academic Poli< \ 
I ommittee are working to have a way (o register and receive grades on line. 

Sewanee Climbing Wall: The Student Assembly was happy to help fund $1,000 r . >i 
Ihe safety mats that go to the new climbing wall in the Fowler Center 

There is siill tune to join the Student Assembly if you were abroad or gone from 
Sewanee Please contact the Student Assembly at for further information, 

Our next meeting will be Wednesday. March 3 at 7pm in Convocation Hall or 
Blackman Auditorium (TBA). 

Students Unplugged 

Sponsored by the Student Assembly 

Tuesday, March 2, 2004 
Convocation Hall 

Panel Representatives and their issues: 
Katie Steele (Director of Residential Life): 

What are my options for living off campus? 

What's life like in the Real World? 

What does it mean to be 21 at Sewanee? 
Brooke Vaughan (Director of Student Activities): 

How can I get involved at Sewanee? 

How can I make Sewanee better? 
Eric Hartman (Acting Dean of the College), 
Katie Henderson (ISC), Chris McNulty (IFC): 

What is the deal with Greek Life? 

Student Representatives: 
Thomas Stimpson 
Baird Beers 
McCauley Williams 

NjUsh.l Cl'WIV 

Stall Wricei 

Don't Leave 
Politics to the 
_ Politicians! 

Do you vote? 

ri ii" you're in the majority In the last presidential election, onlj 12 percent oi 
l8-24yearo)dcitizensvoted Over half oft] imtry did not participate mchoosi 


Here's a weird fad to a study conducted b) KaiserFamil) RjurjdanonandMTV Music 

i' levision in September 2000, young adults hold strong opinions about man) political issues, but lessth 10 
haii planned to vote In ihe trpcorning election Although three oul ol rour surveyed supported issues such as 

: gun control nndi spending In dthcoveragg t>>i theurdnsurcd man) did not set (lx election as a 
way to impact public pcJic) Young adults an just sintelligeni opinionated and moth d da 

Sowh) onnectecl from politics? 

i)ne of the uiosi obvious answen to thai question was cenfirmedby the Kaisa 1 oimdaticu/M 1 \ 

OutOl uV XI K) survey panic ipanls, 70pcavnt said politicians are "in ol Iihh.Ii With the CUUUCHIS OJ yOUtfj 

Sure, politicians like to have then picture taken with young peopk .<■ long asrhose young peopl 
Productive Members >>i s.« 1, i\ (Try to find a presideniial candidate who « mis to post with a juvenile 
felon) offender> h 1 But young adults as a group havt \. ■■ money and less politii il clout than 
older adults Thai directly translates into less attention from candid it 

Young people tend to iv ics inhibited aboul asking candidates tough qu itions Many politician 
reluctani to stand before an audience of youth because we aren't afraid to grill them in general w 
1 1 101 e open-minded aboul parties t|>oiiticai and otherwise) than our parents wc often pa) mort attention to 
issues than to party lines (especially when it's a long line and it's cold outside] Li pott) allegiance allows 
ioi a more objective. critical look at candidates tod we nice stereotypes ol young adults People see us as 
iiTcsponsible. uninformed, untrusiworiin W re ignored b) everyone except fh I ifcourse 

we re not going i" go running oui to vote for someone who hasn't even ockncrwledgcd oui existence 

Voter tuniout ispatttcularl) low among youth, bui lhaldoesn'i mean the olda folks are all happily scurrying 
to the polls. Nationwide across all den* up; vener turnout is abysmally lov estimatedtobe 

onl) <? percenl ol working age adults in the 2002 elections Hut's tin- lowest vbta tumoul in the I 
craticworld for national legjslarure elections What's the dnal? Wh) ate Americans so arxuhetk about 

The United States has an extremely rwweriH firml) established two part) system Yet in man) place e 

candidate or platform iss.idonnn.ini thai it's virtually a one patty system Even when two or more 
candidates arc fairly evenly matched, people often sec little difference between platforms true, 
Vmerica's two mam political parties have been moving towards each other in receni yean [Tie 
line between Democrats and Republicans has blurred making the 2004 Democratic presidential 
candidates scramble to redefine it. It's hard to gel motivated to vote when the candidates seem as 

Unique as cloned Teleluhhics and as evening as drunken sloths slinging mud ai c.ilIi oIIki Vet ii li- 
ability to erTccufungc ins m iIk- hands ol the voters We. as voting citizens can open up opportunities for 
third parties and divcrsif) Ihe political playing Geld v% can demand transformation ol the two main 


■ >nd equally tinfcttunatc reason why people don't fill out ballots is the widespread scntimcni thai m) 
vote isn 1 important.'' "There are millions ol othei people oui there voting " "My vote isn't going to make a 
biioi difference.' InU attitude of total apath) detachment from the political p id Democrac) 1 1 

based on participation "Nobody vsruTeverclcprivetbeAmerican people ol therighi to vote except the 
American people themselves and the only way they could do this is in no) voting 1 ranklin D Roosevell 

snii not convinced? Need another reason to vote? rhebesi possible argument lhalever) vc* counts ■ 

made 111 November 2ooo. in Honda oi course, n w;ls more like every vote counts, andcounts ondcounts 
and counts 

i. hades de Gaulle, former president ol France, had aprett) good idea ol the wa) political p r ocesses work 
'I have ionic to the conclusion.' Ik- wrote, "thai politics are too serious a matter to be lefl to the politii iai 
Right on. Charles! Irie idea behind dernocrac) is that everyone participates n we don it. ike pan in 
malting political decisions, who will? Leave decision making to the politicians, and th power will be 
concentrated in Ihe hands ol a verj few people who ma) a may no) he capable ol handling Ox- task 

So do scanethingl U you're nol registered, check out the Ri«.k tin- Vote! website ai www.Rx.kthcv m - 
You can register online in minutes Fun! 

Material from CIRCLE (Center tor Information and research on Civic Learning and I Dgagemenl), 
TomPmne com. Rock the Vote!, and the Henry J Kaiser Famil) Fbundati din this article No 

politicians wea harmed in the making i >l tins aniclc. 


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The Sew anee Exp er ience : 

Z?/ /e/i* 

W/wtf keeping students on 

wance ten thousand acres ol isolation <>r 
beaut) ' v\ hi< hevei wa) one sees it, it is Sewanee [he 
i ( e> pcrience is unique and no olhei school can 
ii' ' om tin i qua! division of social life and academ- 

riti Sewanci experience is a mixture «>l social 
ICtivilics and e lass/studs tune Monday ihr-.uyh 
rhuredaj one will find students learning listening and 
tsking questions, all striving to leant something thai 
thej did not alroadj know < ome I riday, students 
become .. little more restless after spending the whole 
in and out of classes meetings and labs Once 
finish, howevci and it is I ridaj the parties and 
■ iii activities are underway until the earl) hours ol 
da) Do not be surprised, however ifyouheai 
through the whispers that something look place on 
i inns. 1. 1\ Sundaj is supposed to be a da) ol rest For 
tii ■ Sunday is the da) that students get their mind 
i foi the week ahead One will find mans students 
packed in the library studying or typing rapidly to 
make the last few sentences ol their paper perfect, This 
ii onl) pari ol the Sewanee experience and is a continu- 
ous cycle thai occurs every week at Sewanee [his way 

ol d g things seems to work for the students as mam 

-I iii. im thrive and become successful. 

meeiuell is an experience Prom the time one 
arrive! ol Sewanee until the lime theii parents help set 
up the dorm room and leave ii is all an experience For 
man) il is the experience ol the first time being away 

homi rhi cperience ol making new friends that 

nol onl) look different from one another but also have 
u different culture than one ma) I Ine now gets an 
opportunit) loi iperiencc .1 different type ol life other 
than the one ai home and learn how to live with it For 

) this experience brings on a whole new attitude 

in. 1 .1 nc u found respect feu others that one may have 

nevi 1 1. :< 1 ived had iht-\ not gone in Sewanee. hut ihere 
an, some who seem to nevei change 

1 he Sewanee experience teaches you how (0 make 
■ h..k.s 1,, 1 yourself -in. 1 become independent All ol a 

uddi 1 ■■ . urfew ol midnight has now extended 

I- well whenevei fhe Sewanee experience will 
qui* Id) teat h you about the consequences ol your 

■ Someol these ma) be good and others bad 

' ml) b) going through the experience will you be able 
10 know Making choices foi yourself in general is an 

■|" ci and Sewanee gives one thai option 

W c lasses should I lake, what should 1 
majoi m which people should 1 socialize with, which 
pon evenl should 1 goto, which fraternit) or sororit) 
liould 1 join what can 1 do to help then community, 
and m. m\ more 

With all the things that Sewanee has to offer, 
wh) are so man) students leaving? [here is more than 
om answci to tins question, and to he honest 1 d.. nol 

I nOW Wh) Students lease lor sarious reasons some 

or driving them off the mountain': 


Dh, Kalu 

p.ison. il and others because ihey have to Ii is my 
..pinion that student lease Sewanee because as the) 
sta) a few semesters thev realize thai Sewanee is not 
what they thought il would he 

Actually living al Sewanee is o much 
different experience from being a prospective foi a 

weekend During a weekend si. is one sees the "lun 

side oi Sewanee nol the academic side, the side thai 
you're going to be faced with as a studenl 11 doesn 1 
give an accurate picture oi the true sense of 
Sewanee; il leaves (he prospective with the opinion 
that Sewanee is a school where balancing social life 
and academics will be a breeze, when in actualit) it 

is not 

Another reason thai the retention rate drops 
is due in large to students feeling that Sewanee ..iters 
limited majors [his leases the studenl with the 
option of either switching his or her majoi 01 going 

to .1 school ihat oilers the majoi 

I think that ii over the years Sewanee finds 
a way to put more majors in its curriculum more 
students will not only attend The Univcrsits ..I the 
South, but also stay for the full lour sears ( )ne oi the 
biggest reasons m im opinion ol Sew.mee s 
retention rale dropping is the ide.i ol peer pressure. 

Some students feci that Sewanee is overt) difficult 
Many have friends who attend othci schools who 
take similar ( lasses, however, their GPA's an 
inflated and therefore belter lake an) subject and 
more than likel) sou will find that a studenl recei> 
ing an A in 1l1.1t subject al .mother school is receiving 
a C at Sewanee The question that needs t,. be 
addressed is wh) ' 

Firstly, the subjects are the same often 
limes taught from the same hook Could il be thai 
Sewanee professors are leaching and testing student- 
on more ihan the basics- without covering the basic 
lust 1 1),, professors expeel the students to alrt ad) 
know certain things before taking their classes? 

II students don 1 know what the professor 
expects ol them then students won 1 be able to 
understand other material related to iliat subject I hi 
goes back to knowing the basics Andlhei question 1. 
look ai regards Sewanee trying to make itsell an Iv) 
League school 

I was asked the question has the Sewanee 
experience failed you and why did you leave ' 1 1 

the mam reasons that I left Was alter going 

through a few semesters ..1 Sewanee l realized thai 
there svere many things I did nol know I had not 
acquired the basic concepts that my profei 
.dreads expected me t.. have Now that I have taken 

some timi oil I am learning Hie baSICS One ol Ihe 

1 iuesl Writer 

experiences that I gained ai Sewanee was 
realizing thai 1 did nol know enough. I had noi 
come prepared 

Sewanee is unique in place and 
thought I use ins Sessance experiences 
everyday Now. I know what it is Ihat I can do 
and what I cannot I met many wonderful 

people here who taught me a range of siews. 
and I have listened to them In deed, it has 
made me a better person I do not think that 
one has to spend all lour sears al Sewanee to he 
affected by Sewanee Even a weekend stay as a 
prospective I have learned a tremendous 
amount from the excellent faculty and advisors, 
as I am sure lliat the students at Sewanee 
continue (0 do everyday There have even been 
some tunes svhen I have stopped and asked 
ins sell // / were at Sewanee what would I do ' 
How would I handle this situation 

I herelore as you can sec. Sesvanee is 
still a pan ol me I do miss Sewanee and all the 
wonderful people there. Even (hough I may be 
elsewhere Ihe Sewanee experience and even 
the Sewanee angel is still with me Therefore, I 

will have to say thai no, the Sewanee experi- 
ence has nol failed me. rather it has molded Dae 

to become a more unique human being, 10,000 
acres taught me ss ho I am 

( Ibi ss as a Staff Writer for The Purple and 
will he sorely miss ed. She is from Birming- 
ham. Alabama, and is currently enrolled at 
another college 

' IMllMfl R«l\irr,ing fof EllMr Inilllf 101 (Ml 

• Unl^w. 


We ue < urrently at war in three places m 
Afghanistan in o loss intensit) campaign to find 
Osmaa and to destroj laliban remnants, m Iraq 
majoi i Scountet insurgency effort is di- 
rected againsi Saddam holdouts, foreign militants 
and dissatisfied Iraqis and in Palestine where the 
i s is involved as Israel's prox) and arms supplier 
i hese campaigns are very cost!) finan 
ciall) ..hi current defense budget stands at 5401 
billion out month!) involvement in Iraq costs Ml- 
mi -'inu deficit, thanks to the Presideni sta* 
lo his friends is $521 billion I: sen ihe Inter- 
national Monetary i und has warned the I'S thai 
out budgei and trade defii its are a threat lotheglo- 
bal economic ordei 

I hese efforts aie also COStl) in lenns ol 

■ I m 528 Americans have been killed 

in Iraq since Man h J003 and perhaps 3000 Iraqis 
anistan the American death toll is aboui 46 

The Purple 6 

while the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Ihe Second 
Intifada, has produced aboui 500 Israeli am 
Palestinian dead So much for human beti 
and the advancement ol civilization 

Counter-insurgenc) campaigns are bard 
to win Usuall) these contests drag on until one 
side or the othei withdraws through exhaustion 
i hose being pursued, like the Iraqis, have the ad- 
s antage of being on their home terrain andol ha> 
mg the support oi numerous sympathizers in the 
country Also the tactics used b) the pursuei (the 
i- S)an often self-defeating Onthc onehandwe 
i "hearts and minds" campaign in Iraq to 
win over the locals through good works on the 
othei handwi have lo kill the resisters inactions 

Which produce numeious mnoeenl casualties 

Given this ambiguit) in om campaign ihi 

population is ,,ot enthused ah om pi 

Professor Knoll Targets In... 

since we have made life so unsafe i. an) and 

the future appears questionable [he third "60 Min- 
utes" segment on Feb 7 rendered these issues in 
graphic detail 

What should be done ' I irsl Iraq should 
be .. federal rather than .. unitary state with three 
pans ., self-governing Kurdish north, a Sunni cen 
ter, anda shine south fhus divided but associated 
al the center a Federal Iraq would ai least present 
Shiite domination ol everyone else Nexi the US 
musl exit Iraq as soon as a stable govemmenl and 
•■'•• urit) apparatus are in place In the meantime the 
,is to he brought in as ,, inn Hedged partici- 
panl to man Ihe burden ol reconstruction Finally 

lh( Bush tax CUl needs to be repealed We cannot 

pas toi an extensive Iraqi reconstruction b) grani 
ing tax refunds to the wealth) which onl) serve to 
burdensome national d 

Now that America is involved u 
three wars are we more see tire at home ihafl 
before 9/11? Unfortunaiely nol Anti-Aiwn 
canism is rife throughout the world, ranginl 
from haired in Ihe Middle bast to disdain u 
Europe. This is the price of the Presideni 
conduct of foreign policy from an ideologi 
Cal rather than a practical point "I s iew B"- 1 
simpls does not know the meaning ol ll* 
word statecraft, the practice of ss inch would 
maintain Ameriea s security without UV 
alienation of those whom we cannoi afford 
'" alienate fins ,s also the price we pa) fa 
waging preventive war without adeqi" : 


Forum For Your 


Each issue, the Editorial Staff will be inviting the community 

to share its own experiences involving the University's 
tradtions as well as its ongoing progress as a leading liberal 
arts college. This week, Kathryn Larson, Editor-in-Chief of 

The Purple, shares her perception on the ShakeDay 
Experience. She quesitons, should women shake like men? 


By 3:00 PM everything is done for girls. Bui for guys, at 4.00 PM everything 
has just begun" says one Sigma Nu about the Shake Day experience. He continues h is a 
drama" for the fraternities, pausing to add that usually neither freshmen nor actives 
I nou who will shake where. But once the freshmen boys shake, their new fraternity 
whirls them into a maelstrom of drinking and debauchery. As for sororities. Chief Parrott 
defines them as •'refined" during Shake Day. Freshman girls initially receive cordial little 
m> nations under and individualized painted plastic beer cups. At 4:00. the girls run 
together to (he shirting location, and of course, every girl gets a bid. Indeed, there is less 

Dean Hartman pointed out thai more freshmen enter fraternities, and that 
retention rates of fraternities are "undoubtedly" stronger than sororities When the 
iraiernities voted on what traditions to keep. Hartman noted, "the guys clung to the 
shaking hands tradition more than any olher one. They were willing to make other 
compromises to keep just [Shake Day). The guys are more self-serving. They have a 
u ndency of knowing what they want and where they are going." Later when asked about 
sororities, Dean Hartman jokingly said. "For women, (the experience] is shrouded in 
mystique, the (girls] are unveiled on the last day 

Surely Dean Hartman is not saying that women should cover their heads in 
purdah-esque fashion, but the shirting process does have an arranged marriage quality. A 
girl must whittle her top choices down to four, and she will receive one bid from one of 
[hose sororities. However, the sororities decide among themselves which girls will go 
where, and a freshman is obligated to shake with the one sorority that extends her a bid 
If a girl does not receive a bid from her top choice, she still must commit to shirting (She 
may later deplcdge). 

Generations of freshmen girls have regarded Shake Day as one of Sewanee's 
i.mtamount traditions. Before a girl receives her shirt, she receives an exciting card under 
her door, a quick hug. and then instructions to eat as much bread as possible. Many 
regard Shake Day as Sewanee's only day of sanctioned debauchery But since Sewanee's 
sororities face the ever-present task of making everyone feel protected and secure 
emotionally as well as physically, I purport that the smaller retention rate among sorority 
pledges stems from this spineless introduction into Greek life. Let's lake our lesson from 
how the frats shake hands. 

1 feel that the sororities should include the shaking practice of the fraternities 

Special Thanks to 

On Shake Day. Chief Parrot escorted me to all the fratemiiies hoi little 10-58's, the code fbl public 

intoxication. And I must confess i really wanted to join m with their groups in Fai I iftei watching the 
boys shake, it tempted nu to sacrifice my feminine wiles (oi a i raia^oma fleece and a«.is< ot 

The standard fraierniiy Shake Day ntual consists oi brothers violentl) assaulting die doois oi tuture 
pledges while demanding thai the coy Ireshmcn "get the (bleep) out of your (hleepingl room! You gonna be a 

[Met ping] [Greek]! College 1 Wooo!" This spectacle continues loi iwenrj minutes before fain o'< lock, when 
the brothers extend their bids to their innocent little pledges But the brothers' testosterone induced euphoria 
in fact makes these boys feel they belong — one at a time, door by dooi 

If girls followed such w.i\ s rin-s would not completely have to give up i he 1 1 ladylike endi avors 
After all. girls do not have the natural advantage of testosterone, bm the guys do act a little gjrlj v i ording 
toTownsend Zciglcr, KA, while copyeditmg my story, he aided me in the construction of the greaic si shake 
Day novel ever told. It is an allegory which I like very much 

Like a fairy-tale princess, a hopeful freshman remains locked o\ B) UIMppiOai bable and nlool in 
his dorm room, until at four o'clock a Fraternity brothel coulisses its man crush, and a hroiher sweeps 
away his new pledge, breaking his lock of fraternal chastity. Thus, the pledges dese end into theii new 
houses and brotherhoods like wild eyed dervishes to make theii grand dissolute debul 

On Shake Day. brothers suhily imply lo their luture pl< I IgCS Wl wanl J/OU and we'll do anything lo 
have you." But I hypothesize that Shake Day solidly established the first bonds oi hrotherhood among 
fraternities, bolstering their retenUon rate. 

The feverish and thrilling experience 0l fraternity Shake Day should shake the way girls look n iheil 
traditions. Ladies, come on. . arc your voices too soft? Can you not break glass, pound doors, and meal out' 
too? Impassionate cards express the will of sororities and conduce ihe excitement of acceptance lo a girl But 
girls do not need invitations rather ignition. Like the fraternities prfs should be jusl as determined lo excite 
their pledges and create bonds. 

Bang doors, windows, pots, pans! Enjoy the rush oi il Know thai becoming a pledge is ihe ritual ol 
passage into acceptance. Sororities have the equal ability lo go wild and embarrass themselves as fraternities 
this Shake Day. one sorority performed the "elephant walk" up University Avenue (Hosv can girls do ihe 
elephant walk ' > 

Nonetheless, sororities could learn much from the fralemilies Become more animalistic in your 
desire to gain pledges, make them feel more wanted, and you'll mosl likely find higher retention rales 
Shoot down the Chief's impulse to call girls "refined" on Shake Da) ' ' ! 

The Great KA Copy Editor himself, Townsend Zeigler, for cementing all my ahstractimi\ 
Margaret Hughes for condensing the idea. 


Also, appreciate the brainstorming with Henry Sweets, Katherine Walker, and luigan Gtwitl. 

Pledges having fun 

. rtill.j.nrtirsun jrJKjIhnnljfson 

Can Girls b 


Where's the Objectivity? 

lohnny Shoaf 

Star! writei 

Last Wednesday. I attended Ihe keynote 
address of this years Sewanee Woman's Conference in 
which Dr. Stephanie Luce delivered a talk, "Wages, 
dignity, and Respect: Women and the Living Wage 
Movemenl " 1 have a number of objections to Dr. 
Luce's methods that she uses to support the adoption of 
J living wage " First, she made the statement that 
because ihe empirical evidence regarding the benefits 
°f having a "living wage" is "split," 'he issue is 
ultimately an ideological one This is nonsense and is 
perhaps her most concerning pronouncement, given that 

i economists are oppose to the living wage, 
runhermore. one musl question her use of Statistics and 
'•"nder lo what eslenl she lakes her research' seri- 

If Dr. Luce is correct in saying that under- 
ending the effects oi instituting a living wage can only 
N-' appreciated by adhering to one's ideological prefer- 
e nces. then we should stop conducting research 
""mediately and leave the solution lo ihe whims ol 
uninformed people and power-hungry politcos. With- 
°UI question, Ihe fundamental problem with her stance 
ls that ihe h\ mg wage issue has become an ideological 
her, and she rationalizes her spin of the issue bj 
- thai research cannot help In so doing, she 

A Response to Dr. Luce's Talk 

undermines the relevance of her own talk, her own career, 
other's careers, and collegiate education 

Perhaps the most damaging spill-over from her 
disregard of the validity of research is that she lulls people 
into thinking that it is beneficial to operate on a strictly 
ideological basis without a care for the objective, somen rues 
unfortunate, reality of things. When considering policy 
efficacy, too much feeling and not enough thinking is 
generally a bad idea. Passion for the plight of the poor is 
good, but unchecked adherence to a certain ideology is not 
There is more to rigorous policy analysis than simple moral 

Secondly, she underestimaied her audience and 
failed to discuss any of her research in detail In an academic 
setting, empirics should not intimidate anyone. As a skeptic, 
I would have appreciated at least one very detailed account of 
a study on the issue that supports any of her poinis Ihe talk 
was long enough to make room for this 

In addition to declaring research unnecessary, Dr. 
Luce found the economic theory relating to wages incorrect 
and useless as well. So, we had someone talking to us who 
denied that bom academic Iheory and empirical evidence arc 
useful aids for evaluating policy. Yikesl I will concede that 
everyone has an unavoidable bias at least to some minuscule 
extent (including myself), bui this does not justify abandon- 
ing the search for accuracy and truth 

I lost the little confidence I had led in her approach 
because it was so latent with anti corporate jargon and ridden 

with little antidotes, which, while insightful and persuasive, mask 

much I expect antidotes from politicians, not serous researchers 

winie acceptable on one level the antidotes fail to tell much of 
the story She did not lell the one about the how the implements 
lion of a living wage in a small town caused a divorced hotel 
worker with two kids lo be laid off She did not mention Ihe 
story ol the minorit\ owned grocery thai could not absorb the 
COSl of higher wages and had lo close 

Having voiced mj distaste forhei lack of objectivity and 

for her belief lhal her lack objectivity is ok. I will finish with a 
iidbu about the most prominent pro-living wage interest group 
called ACORN (The Association ol Community Organizations 
for Reform Now), a group for which Dr Luce voiced Strong 
support In the spring of 2001 . alter A( 'ORN's employees 
complained about poor working Conditions at ACORN. ACORN 

appeared in federal court and was found guilty ot union-busting 
and misusing AmcnCorps funds Certainly, this is ironic, as is 

that tact that ACORN had previously sued ihe state of California 

iii an altempl lo exempt California's minimum wage law 

In the end. it appears the living wage movement would 

be well served to do better research and lo replace their Org / 

ers. as ihe top seems to he dominated by id Jld I orrupt. 

hypocritical special interests 

^e Purple 7 


The Luce Factor 

Dt sicpiunn l.uic .11 \ssisiant professor ai the Univosily of Massachusetts Vrnhcrst, gave the 
keynote address for (hi vano Conference on Women The conference's theme was 

"Invisibli Woman Women on the Rrmge of American Societ) and the events during the week 
addressed the different ways women ore marginalized and made invisible i" the dominant culture Dr 

angle was economic, and in het talk entitled ' Wages, Dignity, and Human Respeci Women 
and the Livin ussed the living wage movemenl which she has written 

about in Da Living Wage Building a Fair Econom) and Fighting for a Living Wagi 

I uce began ho talk by explaining the different between living under the poverty line and living in 
nearpovcrt) describing how man) people who fall outside the official poverty line still earn less than 
tin amount required i" maintain .1 decent standard ol living this group, sometimes called the 
working pooi are invisible for two reasons first some of these people perform the jobs man) 

di vei ice (janitorial work dishwashing); second, many people who hold quite 
visible jobs (cashiers for example) hidi theirpoveit) at work so their actual economic situation is 
invisible toothers Luce furthci explained that women ore often more susceptible to living neai 
povert) as they general]) eam less than men and often have the responsibilities ofchildcare men do 
not have « Ine hall ol women workers earn less than ten dollars an houi I he situation is worse for 
nofi 0I01 ovci fifty pen ent ol blai It and 1 atina women livi undei the povert) line 

Luo then defined the idea ol n living wage which would allow workers to eam enough money to 
covei the basic necessities pins allowing people to build .1 safety fund ralhei than living from 
paycha i i" paycho I 




Ibda) s living wage movemenl reflects some ol the tame concerns thai prompted the establishment of 
.1 national minimum wage in 1938 < reated during the Great Depression, the law was meant 16 ensure 
thai people who worked earned enough monc) llu- law did not, however pro\ idc foi an) inflation 

adjustment, and by the 1990s the n mum wage had fallen fai behind us proportional level. 

iin- contemporary living wage movement began al this time 

One oi the insi successes "i this new movement was in Baltimore in 1994 when labor and religious 
leaders succcssfull) petitioned the cit) to requin all companies contracted b) the city to pay cmploy- 
.1 living w.iee ( urrenih ovei 1 20 cities and counties across the nation have some form ol .1 living 
wage ordinance Because many ol these ordinances resulted from citizens and local groups petition- 
ing local governments, different cities have different pn>\ isions for the ordinance. Most, though. 

stipulate that the living wage must use with inflation, and some take 1 tccounl the regional cost of 

living (rathei than looking only .it n.inon.ii averages) 

1 ins grassroots vcmem reflects .1 eoiiimiiniiN interest m the issue and some college campuses have 

even joined the campaign Luce cited the Harvard Universit) in 2001 .is oneol the more 
publicized accounts Ol College students supporting the living wage movement Students held .1 sit in 
foi 28 da) • to demand the school increase the school s direct and subcontracted slafl the living wage 
While noi all the students demands were met the) did achieve some 0] then goals 

1 no ended hei lecture b) summarizing both the impact of the movement and the criticism the 
movement has undergone, demonstrating how the benefits ol the living wage fai outweigh perceived 
problems she particular!) addressed the feat that the establishment ol .. hung wage (roughly sio.25 
on .1 national level) would cause .1 dramatic increase in prices However this fcai has been unsubstan- 
tiated llu- wage increase affects very few people (proportional]) 1 and the difference is absorbed by 
such .. large numbei ol people that consumers see on!) < marginal price im 

1 uce s discussion ofothct colleges participating in the living wage movement raises the issue ol 
Sewanee's position on the livingwage ' How foi example does this universit) handle the contrast 
between living inoncol the pooresl areas ol [ennessec yetclcarl) being .1 source ol significant 

wealth ' Now that the w en • confereno has brought tooui attention the marginalizationol women 

in America perhaps now is Uw time to narrow the scope to examine the circumstances that many 
women experience on a dail) basis Who .ire the invisible v., .men on this campus, and how might we 
work togethei (students and facult) town and gown) to effect that much needed chang 

1 '" more informatit n tlu living wage movemenl visit the websites Imp// 

www and http://nickelanddimcd net/ 

The 2(H)4 Sewanee Conference on Women. Which look as its theme The Invisible Woman: 
Women on the Fringe of American Society," began with a Pinnacle luncheon on February 5 and 
ended w nh .1 Universit) .in show on February I 3 During (he week various events offered 
diffcrenl interpretations ol this theme. 

Pinnacle Luncheon. February 5 Women from the Magdalene House, a facility in Nashville foi 
former prostitutes and other women who worked in the sex trade industry, shared their stories 
ol recovering from lives ol prostitution and substance abuse The women at Magdalene House 
now are learning skills for the job market or are going back to school so they can re-incorporaic 
h.nk into societ) 

Documentary Film Festival. February 9 Conference committee members screened numerous 
documentaries before choosing the four shown at the film festival Each movie describes a 
different facet of being an "invisible woman" in today 'S SOCiet) I he mo\ ies shown were 
"Magdalene House." about the Nashville facility; "Breaking the Rule of Thumb." which 
addressed domestic \ lolence against women. Women The New Poor," a film that described 
the economic challenges many women face, and "MOO Women." which included interviews 
with several female in-mates ai Si Gabriel, a prison in Louisiana 

Keynote Lee hire, February 1 1 Dr Stephanie Luce from the University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst spoke on the living wage movement, a grass-roots movemenl looser) centered around 
getting employers to pa) all then employees enough to live comfortably, rather than from 
paycheck to paycheck Luce addressed the tensions between professional women and the 
women (nannies houscclcanersi on whom these professionals often rely in order to fill their 
roles al work and at home 

Blue Monarch Benefit Dinner. February 1 2 The focus of this dinner was raising both monev 
and campus- wide aw areness lor the local women's facility the Blue Monarch. The Blue Chait 
Which provides on-site employment for women in the Blue Monarch program, catered the 
dinner and Sewanee Sound a new musical ensemble in the college performed several times 
during the event. 1 he dinner began as pan of Margaret Chadboum. Margaret Hughes, and 
Keel) Davison's senior project lor the women's studies concentration, and they hope it will 
become an annual eveni ol Us own 

An Show and Reception. February 13: This closing event for the conference features college 
students' and community members' representations of (he invisible woman " Andras and 
Jay ne Bartha catered the reception which was held m the Mary Sue Cushman room of the 
Women s C enter B()(|) AmJev MargaR ,, Hughes Ncws . (|||o| 

Professor Virginia O Craighlll 


■i *~fl 

r omen Heal 

launch with the Nashville Magdalene House 

I he Pinnacle l uncheon foi the 2004 

Sewanee Women's I onleieiue Lee. in wnh a 
return visii from the Women Ol Magdalene 
Home . recovery program foi woinen, who 
spoke to the record breaking crowd about 
their experiences as lorinei prostitutes and 

recovering addicts But more importantly 

thC) Spoke BbOUl the changes Magdalene 
House h.r. wrought in theil lives The 

luncheon had the bighesi attendance ol an) 
Pinnacle luncheon in the history of the 
n i ( lonferent e w bich is a testatn nt to 

the powa ol diesc women and then stories 

According to the mission statement, "Magdalene is a 
two-year residential community for women with a 
criminal history ol addiction and prostitution 
Reverend Becca Stevens a Sewanee alumna living in 
Nashv die began iIk- Magdalene program in 1996 In 
conjunction with a dry wide task force on prostitu- 

Three women od that cx>numinity, Suzanne, Dariene, 
and Schamita, rvirucipatcd m the luncheon, along with 
Kay Barry, Falucauonaitd Job Trauung Coordinator 
toi Magdalene, inc 

Schamita began (be talk b) i qdaining how the two 
yen program works When women firs! enter the 
program they have ninery daysol cit focus' they 
spend thai time healing recovering their mental and 
physical health going todoctoi and dentist appoinl- 

mciils. counseling. ukl attending NarCOtiCS taOD) 

m, .us oi Alcoholics \nonymous iiR.vtings.uid 
participating macommunlt) I lutpatienl Ireatmenl 
1 in the loiiowing m\ to twelve months uv 

w .ii focus on where togpfromMagdaleu I 

to visualize then future and think about how to be 
economical]) self-sufficient,'' said Ka) Bam 
of the women get their 01 i'- whQe others attend 
Ira ig and/oi colk ge classes 

tine oi ii ■ problems however, in the beginning was 
ih.ii ih. women were unable to flndenirJoymcni 

because ol iheircriminal backgrounds. Becca Stevens 

rcsolvedtliis dilemma b) creating llnsile Roims a 

soiiage industry and cooperative workplace tor ibe 
women ol Magdalene which produces an all- 
natural line of bath and bod) products hand- 
made b) the women who live in Magdalene 

Thistle I arms employs I ] women and allows 
them to learn various skills Irom laboi to 
bookkeeping to sales All,-, fort) hours ol 

voluntary work the women go on salary 
i he most emotionall) powerful part of the 

i .lion came when ihe women told the 
audience aboul their lives, before and after 

Magdalene House- Sch.innla. who seemed at firs! 

uncomfortable speaking in irom ol the audience 
presented the Hustle Farm product hue She wanned up 
Ihe audience though when she discussed the- merits ol 
i ot's Wife Sail Scrub Tleaisedcn't use this in yean 
v agina." she warned the women, ii s gonna bum you if 
you use- H ibere " Prom thai point on she had everyone's 
attention and was In complete control. 

s> lunula w as die bahv ol ien children and found k-r own 

mother dead w hen she was ten years old Ibe children 
were spin up, and on unrelated man molested Schamita 

She began using drugs when she was thirteen, 
moving gradual]) from alcohol to pot D i cocaine :and 
Bnall) to crack cocaine She oeva graduated from high 
school, used fa seventeen . , ownfota 

children and ended up in jail Uterjaa, she entered 
Renewal House, arjotha program in Nashville fa 
recovering addicts with children, in an attempt tt i get 
cdefmandgetherdutorenbadi Pour months into thai 

lunini was released mto the outpntieni 
I'loc-ian, and heard about Magdalene House, which she 

testified in her talk that she has been fifteen 
tnonthsclean is seeking her Gl D and taking child 
development courses because she missed her own 

V hllcllc II N C.lllkUVXX.1 

Ibe next speaker was Darlene, a toll dramtticall) 

• menial woman vv ho cv.pla.ncd lo the crowd lhal 

she loved to talk Darlene attended [ennessec State 

University, where she was a varsity athlete, a 
writer and an entertainer Her need lor success, 
she said, stemmed from a desire to please her 
mother, who used to put herinlheclosel rather than let 
her play outside She "never had a child s life, couldn'l 
play outside," and never beard her mother saj i love 
you to her until nghi be-fore her mother's death. When 

her mother died. Darlene was diuly-thav years old and 
began to use drugs. She used fo] twelve years and has ,, 
twenty-five year old son and a seven- old daughter 

When asked what the hardest thing aboul entering the 
Magdalene program was, Darlene responded, talking 
awa) from the- dope," walking awaj from "the life that l 

lived so easily." Once in tile program, though. Darlene 
found a way 10 stay away from hen old life, and during 
the process ol healing, her'*wriurig came back" toher, 
live months into the program, six- wrote a poem enutled. 
'The Lonely One." w Inch she read to the Pinnacle Lunch 
audience Ihe poem described hei phv sical appearance 
when she was addicted lo crack as "looking like a bed 
jerk) w iiit eves and explained her work as a prostitute; 
"I was really selling m.) head She explained thai 
recover) "sure brings oi a lotol fear 

In the question and answer session aftei the women s ijJk. 
one .ni, Ik nee member asked what live women had to SB) 

I.. ihe people from Sewanee who seem on Ibe surface so 
diffcrcni. Darkne responded thai "addiction is equal- 
opponiuniy; addiction doc-sn I discriminate based ori 

I or economic background" She advised "ifyou 
are in trouble or alraid. tell somebod) gel help 

i lespite ihe women's forma probleras and fcai ol "being 
clean," Magdalene House has an eighty to eight) five 
percent success rati iKconhrigtoKa) Ban) there are 

twelve women ineoniniunilv housing circle 

ol torn women who have been throughthe program but 
.ire sun mvoivci w nil Magdalene [be women are 

provided with clothing an allowance innsporta i 

food and an givenagooddeedoffieedom Ihoughll 
bavetohaveasponsa and are sub, 

The support for Magdalene House comes from 
many places much of the money in the beginning 
came Irom Metro Nashville's Prostitution 
St 'he nation School (the "John's School "l W hen 
Nashville police .urcst prostitutes and their 
'Johns, " die johns are required to go to the Ii It 
School" where they leam about prostituDon and 
sc-\ addiction. Approximate I v $40,000 a year is 
raised from the "John s School". Hustle Farms 
hopes to become a source of income for the 
Magdalene Hoase, and for the first year, the 
coitage industry has broken even 

lalene House has been a groat 
success story in getting women off i"' 
streets, helping them recover then set" 
of dignity and sell, leaching them sell 
sufficiency, and reuniting them with 
their families, but Magdalene House 
Could not work if the women who live 
there did not have the will 10 change 
their lives As Kay Barry pointed ou 
the women who live in Magdalene Hou* 
an witnesses to the fact that "love anJ 

I Ompassion are greater ihan addiction 
Darlene explained the importance ol 
what she's experienced there "1 hav< 
love me in order lo learn how 10 love 

o|||, is 


Schamita introduces Sewanee 
the women of Magdalene 

Sewanee. University of the South 

■ ■!■*«, m (i Ob 

The Instructions: 

Featured This Month 

Uk\ JvIuu 

In case you have not paid much attention to the many eniaUs 
.ind signs around campus, the University is currently in the 
process of interviewing candidates for possible positions in 
many different departments. The hiring process, although 
seemingly simple, is actually quite complex In the case of the 
history department, six candidates are interviewing for Dr Flynn 
and Dr. Knoll's position. Hiring has been extensive and 
thorough, particularly since the jobs of European and African 
history arc coveted Dr Susan Ridyard, chair of the history 
department, explained the multifaceted task as pertains to 
history candidates The American Association of University 
Professors, founded in 1915. regulates the tenets ot ill tenure- 
track positions nationwide through their publication. Statement 
> >f Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure. The AAUP 
.liciates that a university must advertise nationally for all tenure- 
track positions. A failure to follow this procedure would mean 
heavy criticism from the AAUP and public scrutiny for the 
university in question because of the chance of faulty or 
discriminatory hiring practices. History departments nationwide 
advertise their job openings in the journal, "Perspectives ol the 
American Historical Association, founded in 1884. Responses 
to the advertisement are then submitted to the department in 
mid-November. A committee of about four or five people within 
the history department scrupulously goes through these applica- 
tions and chooses a dozen that stand out for one reason or 
another, Interviews with the twelve initial candidates are held at 
the Annual Meeting of the American Historical Association, 
which has taken place in a major US city since 1885. Other 
departments tj pit all) have similar professional meetings in 
which they conduct their interviews. The interview process is 
essential to the whole procedure. Generally, each candidate 
meets with two or three Sewanee professors for about forty-five 
minutes, during which time they discuss classes they would be 
interested in teaching, what st> [e ol teaching they prefer (such 
is seminars or lectures), and how they interact with students 
The candidate is then given the oppi'iiuni is to inquire about 
Sewanee and its history department and faculty. Dr. Ridyard 
emphasized the importance of conducting these interviews 
according to the standards set by the AAUP to avoid a possible 
lawsuit It is illegal to question people about their personal lives 
during the interviews, and purely professional questions are the 
standard According to the guidelines of the AAUP, to ask 

personal questions could be construed as discrimination 
based on age, sexual orientation, marital status, etc. It is 
likewise considered unprofessional to discuss in) of these 
issues during private departmental deliberations Di Ridyard 
explained thai this policy is highly beneficial for the depart- 
ment as well as the possible candidate because it means we 
meet decisions on the proper professional grounds" 01 the 
twelve candidates initially interviewed, three are chosen to 
make a visit to Sewanee and further interview for the 
position. Three is the standard number of candidates lor a 
single position because the college pa) - lor food, transports 
lion, and lodging for this number In determining hetv. eon 
these three candidates, the criterion tor selection becomes 
more intensive [he department is looking for bow a 
candidate fits into the curriculum and thej would oiler 
in terms of innovative, interesting ideas lor new el.isses I he 

candidate must have a good idea ol how their research is 
currently developing with a possible research agenda for the 
next few years. It is also important thai the candidate show .i 
sirong interest in Sewanee itself, espe< tally in the work of 
their future colleagues It is important to determine whether a 
specific candidate would be a good colleague, could form 
substantial inter-personal relationships and has the righl 
disposition for a place as unique as Sewanee < )nce these critei ia 
are examined, the department generally looks to the students who 
have met and had lunch with the candidate and attended their 
presentation. The students' feedback is. we are assured, taken quite 
seriously m the final deliberation of the department fms procedure 
is only one of many, albeit similar, procedures <>f Innng new 
plOfeSSOrS Several other departments in the college are also in the 

midst of the hiring process. The Classical Languages department is 
looking for someone to take Bill Bonds' position, namel) lomeoni 
who can teach Greek They are interviewing three candidates lor 
this one position with the possibility of tenure alter six years. The 
Spanish departtneni is interviewing five candidates for two 
positions, one of which is a permanent position to replace Dr 
Naylor, and the other, a three-year position to fill the gaps left bj 

faculty sabbatical leaves The Biolog) department has interviewed 
three candidates for Dr. McGlothlin's position as invertebrate 
biologist, and candidates are also interviewing foi a tenure-track 
position in the Asian Studies department Additionally, foul 
candidates are interviewing for the Dean of the College as well as 
the Dean of the School of Theology positions 

Can You k Guess Who' 
Sewanee Wants to Hire? 

Players for Computer Science 

Players for Dean of School of Theology 

Drh Braden 

The formal search for a new dean for 
the School of Theology of the University of the 
South began during the spring of 2003 with 
meetings between the administration of the 
University and the faculty of the School of 
Theology regarding the search process. During 
the summer a search committee was appointed 
llns committee is chaired by the Rt Rex Henrj 
N Parsley. Jr.. tlie Chancellor of the Um\ entity 
of the South and Bishop of the Diocese- of 
Alabama, and Dr Linda Lankewicz. Provost of 
the University of the South. Search committee 
members include Regents, Trustees, professors 
•ind instructors from both the college and the 
School of Theology, a student from the School 
of Theology, and a vice-president of the alumni 
association xvho represents the- School of 
theology in that organization's leadership 

The committee began its work by 
compiling a list of desired charactensiics i >l a 
dean and determined where announcements 
regarding the search and the deadline for 
applying for the position would be placed In 
November, applications, resumes, and letters ol 
recommendation were a-xnewed. and decisi on s 
were made regarding inters lew s Inters iews 
Were conducted in Atlanta on December 29 
and 30"'. and candidates hax e recently visited 
tile School of Theology for interviews with all 
members of the community there 

To date, three candidates have visited 
tlie campus rhe first candidaie ti » visit was The 
Rev Dr Julia Gatta. Dr. Gatta is currently the 
Vicar of St Pauls Episcopal Church in 


Windham, Connecticut. She has been a lecturer 
at Yale Divinity School in courses in "Medieval 
Spirituality" and "The Practice of Prayer and 
Christian Discipline " Dr Gatta holds a PhD ui 
Medieval Studies from Cornell University where 
her primary field of graduate Study was medieval 
intellectual and religious history. She ;in M 
Div from the Episcopal Divinity School Dr 
Gatta served on the ArchbLshop of ".inicrhurx s 
International Commission on Communion and 
Women m the Episcopate (the "Eamcs Commis- 
sion i She was one of two American represen- 
tatives .mil ihe only ordained woman on this 
commission. She was a delegate to the Commis 
sion on Faith and Order of the World Council ol 
Churches from 1985 until 1993 and was oik- ol 
two representatives from ilk- Episcopal Church 
in tlie USA. As a result of her work on this 
commission, she look part in proceedings m 
Nomas Greece Hungary, and Spain 

The Rev Dr Michael Battle has also 
sisited the school. He is an Assistant Pmfcssor 
of Spintuality and Black Church Studies at Ihe 
Divinity School of Duke University. Dr Battle 
is also currently serving as the rector ol Si 
Ambrose Episcopal Church in Raleigh. North 
Carolina He received a Master of Divinity 
degree from Pnnccton Theological Seminary 
and a PhD from Duke He w as ordained t> < the 
Anglican Episcopal Pnesihood by Archbishop 
Desmond Tutu Dr Battle was an Assistant 

I of Spiritual and Moral Theology ai the 
School of (neology here- al the University of the 
South from 1995 to I9W He currently serves as 
tlie C luplain to tlie Episcopal House ol Bishops 

and is working l in a book to be published Ons 

summer, \( hristian Spirituality oj Vonvio 
/. a, . He has hadtwoothei books published 
Reconciliation Th Ubuntu Theology o) 
Desmond Tutu and Thi WisdomofDt onond 

InFebruar) Ihe Re* lh David! 
Moore visited the faculty stafl andstudentsol 
the School ol fneolog) He is currently 
serving as the Chaplain of the [olani School in 
Honolulu Hawaii, a position he has held fa 
almost two years Prior to moving i" Hawaii, 
Dr Moore served as Xssociatfl Deauol the 
School ol [heologj at the I 'niversit) ol the 

South Irotn I'^Jh until 2002 ami was lh, 

Deanduringthc Vdvcnt Semester ol 1999 in 
uie Programs* enter of the School ol fheol 

ogy.hec>«'idin.iied the stall whoprovided education resources lor the entire 
church including the Education for Ministry, 

("EFM'i. Disciples of Christ in ( unit) 

("DOG l andtht I nta fa Ministr) in 
Small Parishes He alsotaughl < hi 
Education and Pastoral rheolog) in the 
seminar) I h Moon was iht recta ol Si 
John's Church in RovJOak. Michigan from 
I992until 1996 the Bishop'sCanon fa 
Education and Program fa the I hoceseol 
i tab Iron 1988 until 1992, and was the I 
ol si Peter j( hurdi m I a Grande On 
frcm |98l until I9W daM Dn 

from the I inversus of ihe South and a 
D Mm. degree from the Uriixcrsiiy ol the 
South and Varideitnil Divinit) School through 

a Joint D Mm program 

I'/i ilti 

\llei tWO 

mon promisi ig lhan 

the Departrne i Math man. •> and 

t mputei Sci attempting 

in ■. tenure tnu I profi sa fa thi pa I leveral 
years, and tin- veai has witnessed Ihe most 
successful so i. ii Wi vi hadal least five times 

more applicant mpun dto pre*. ■ 

years," says Di Lucia Dak who is currently the 

only full nun- ( nmpiiiei s, lea t I 

job market |iisi . . m n ibli lous 



dates were invited fa interview] andpublit talks 

.it Sewanee I ii i irl Bun h who hold a iiii > 

from Carnegie Mellon I ni ■ ho is 

currcntl) teaching at (he l ollcgi ol Sainl 

Benedict and Sainl lohn I ni rsit) in 


complex tasks via reuiforcemeni at I ebruar) 

"' Hepi Ion will t in 

on ihcefncii i rithnu trying to 

s*- hi capture th in main 

interests are robotic . compute! graphics and 
compile! :.Di I im Harvej (Rice t niw - 
came on l ebruar) 1 1 o lall i m 

adaptive compilation and new trend! in compilei 
dcvclopmcnl He u current]) a R< 

P i a a at Rio and his ra Merest field is 

compilei efficii n ■■ Sungh Kim i Ihi final 

caildldale who is uincnlK Woking Ol hCT PhD 

niversit) ol Minnesola and expecting lo 

receive it tin- Spring Ho n ml. i, -I lie in ihe 

fields "i graphk i visualization and percept 

lh. ihro ipplicanti were lei ted 
from i pool ol ui ol which ten were 

ni particular inl ii\ compulci 

scientists dona want to work in a rural 
aysDt I >.ii' ipl ing wh) the deparlmcnl has 

n< ■( been able in Inn for tt) | ITS It 

must be someone who does not have th 
makeakxofrnonc) Indeed Sewani 
I omputn Science d na) seem na 

verj attractive i. nil..-, oriented lowards maja 
research Current market salaries fa computa 
terminal degrees jj>: ,iIm> 

telativel) high which maJcra hiring ( ven n i 

complii .i ihe- 

Departrnenl ol Mail N ompula 

ii seems lib 
we mighi actuall) hin somebod) 
admits Di l talc the new professa il hit 

2 \d\ent son 


Intoxicated People(s) 



Operation: Rush Experince 


Cigarettes on paper plates and 
limp handshakes. ..a tale of a 
Sewanee freshman going 
through rush. 

In. \Vilso_n_ 

si. ill Wrilei 
I. like niuny young l.i.K r.\.. mly .1. cided i>> take Ihc nexi step in 
■ eploring Sewanee ever zeslful social lif in partaking in rush No matter your 
thoughts on thi system il 's certain]) an interesting glimpse into Sewanee ssialwarl 
ol Greek life ["he importanl thing lo keep in mind is thai I undertook the whole 
with ,i lighthearted attitude and will mosl likely i onvey this perspectivi in 

mj re* tting the expcrii nee to any whom will Lisle n 

Wiih very little exception il seemed .is though every fraternity passed 
around c igareftes lotheii rushing guests I presume lhal this is ihc resull of Uk prohibition ol 
alcohol .ii formal house visits l think it's .1 great step towards campus administration s goal of 
having healthy students Please don't fa mc mislead you into thinking thai papa (and plastic) 
plates wert tbeonly means by which cigarettes were transmitted to visitors buckets 
blenders and cups were all used butnone possess the poeti( ring of paper plates 

Everybody knows that iverage roughly only one outof every six people in the 

US washes his 01 her hands ofta going lothe bathroom 1 would even submit that this 
statistic would tx- slightly more disheartening in the male population Having said that, l 
shook hands with nearly every fraternity memberai Sewanee in two nights 1 vealready 

made an appomtnient at bcalm services so the) cantellmetoc 1 back whenmy symptoms 

are more se> 

Imagine two nights ol the scene uiAnimalHonsi when the guy runs around and 
rays Damn glad to meet you." \ndl U be damned il [ didn't bearthat at every fraternity 

1 was always elated to beat aboul whatout introduction was to be II wasusually on 
lerol My name is Eric Wilson. I'm from lexas 'bw afterwards your hosts were 

likely toaskatnJymtellectuallj provoking quest on which you would share your 

thoughts nk^ iR-.idviun-. urn .ihiiM.i v/hal makes you cool ' to 
which one did noi say 'Toutting 'a extensive knowledge of the Precious Moments cata- 

but responses like '1 can crush a walnut with mj knee werehigruy lauded lliings 
mostly went downhill when asked "Wbat'syour favorite pick-up line and "Whafsyour 
1. iv. 11 iu sin' 1 mgladthal Iwasgivcntrteejppejrtunitytoputmj best foot forwardwhen 
meeting many ol these guys fa ihefiitf rhneandamilanldu] foi the rush experience 

11k- formalities were succeeded bj the Rl \l LV unnecessary formalities ol 
hi ring aboul alleged past members apocryphal histories ami resounding promises of only 
ilk- most pleasant female i companionship 

Mterwards you were to spend the remaining lime Trurigling with members ol the 
fraternity in order to make vow mark When visiting fraternities where l knew nobod) a jusl 
afew the mingling 'tunc tended to be an awkward situation where l found mysell looking at 
old chapter photos and laughing on the inside aboul how ridiculous haircuts were in years 
post ( toce the hall bom expired, il wasofl lo another bouse torepeal the same ordeal ( riven 
the fact thai I had already been on the Mountain fa an entire semester and, as such had a 
fair!) reliable idea about the variews fraternities theonly thing thai 1 gotoutol rushwastwo 
setsol smoky smelling clothes 

\ik-i running the fraternal gauntlet on Sundaj and Monday evenings nisbecs had until 
Wednesday lo decide where they would 'return house When someone tetumshouse toa 
fraternity bouse, they signal theii desire to receive .1 bid from uY organization This offers a 
final opportunity fa echmoozing with fraternity rnemberstomakeyoui case since iIk-v 
decide who to give bids to inclosed door meetings oftet return house 

I didn't eva really expeel lobe neavous during the rush period, bui .1 feeling ol 
desperation settled in afto 1 saw members of the last fraternity 1 visited go to the room where 
they would discuss bids 

(he following day [hursday wasoncofhighnnxict) foi mc since 1 wouldn't know 
until] riday who gave me a bid However, sometfiing quite hard to describe began to happen 
11 seemed as though mesrnbersol the fraternities in which l showed interest were reluctant to 
look me in the eyes and their rrvvraUbehavia wasdifTereni 

1 nfortunately, this is where the story takes a catastrophic turn [he one personyou 
Jon (want to see between return house visits'' and 'bid day is you procta \i the 
beginning ol rush rushees indicate which proctor Ivor she would like to infemthemin the 
event that they "fall through" thai is to receive no bids I renK^rxr shrugging off this card 
.. an unnecessary precaution but IfiDed it cut regardless On Thursday nighl mj proctot 
found mc out todclivea the bad news 1 bod not received any bids from th three fraternities to 
which I ''returned house Vs they say in the business 1 Yell through' 1 

In all honesty 1 think 1 was more surprised than disappointed aboul falling through." I 
had been ambivoleni about my decision to enter ( ircck 1 ifc fa ,1 few months prior to rush and 

this new inranrwtion relieved rneofmy need to decide Purthennore 1 vchai rcelingsol 

animosity fa not being gh en bids and my opinions oJ the guy s in the fraternities \m 

IK- hardest thing is to prevent the natural inn altogeita unhealthy process ol second 
gut ssing yoursell wonying about no,,, own peraonalirj and replaying inyan mind u I 
could rsaveeknw differently 

Despite the rather sigrificanl setback ol not receiving any tads, 1 find lhal distippoint- 
something I should g« used to because il s among the few absolutes] Ueocountea 
1 •"'"'■ wrote lYumonl tpoteinTfe D is the condiment which gives sui 



After nine skits, nine sets of delectable 
food, and nine different name tags, the 
freshman girls narrowed their interests. 

Kaiy Bqsm.- 

I .Hi. Ill I .III.. I 

Five police cars surround Ihe area Blue lights Hailing, the entire Sewanee police 
force carefully infiltrates the ..nine ■scene They have finally found it; the moment they've been 
waiting foi since August II s .1 Sewanee police officer's dream, fifty or so cars, all illegally 
parked behind Ihe BC. Giddy, they begin lo write oui tickets, bringing in revenue as last as 
they cm write "Parking N iolation Who arc ihese dangerous criminals? None other than thai 
scary pearl-clad mob known ,,-, ihe freshman girls. 

I he forty-seven or so parking tickets written by the Sewanee police makes up just a 
tiny pan of the typical freshman girls rush experience. From Sunday. January 25 lh through 
Shake Day on the il", every freshman girl involved in the Rush process lived in anxiety It all 
began with Formal House exhausting eight hour process thai introduced every "rushee" to 
each sororiis Every sorority had ., theme-, usually a musical, and each group performed a ten 
minute skit about the perks of that particular group of girls. From glass coke bottles with 
straws for Grease, to little orphan name tags for Annie, the soronties attempted to create a 
unique presentation lor every group NametagS were helpful, but alter two or three houses ol 
being introduced to between twenty and thirty girls, it all began to run together Ice breaker 
questions such as PS I"s II you had to dale a President, who would it be and why?" helped 
spark some conversation, but rushed (no pun intended 1 time prevented most rushees from 
engaging in too many in depth conversations 

After nine skits nine sets of delectable food, arid nine different name tags, the 
freshman girls narrowed their interests down to the four houses of greatest interest. Bandaids 
plastered on the still oozing blisters from Formal House, the girls donned the heels again and 
set out to make .me final impression Return House brought about another interesting facet of 
the rush process the "Greet and < io" \s each rushee introduced herself to a group of actives 
it was Name. Honietow n Sewanee dorm, and an interesting fact that hopefully made a lasting 
impression \iicr each mini -introduction, and the awkward pause that followed, the rushee 
was moved along to another group ol actives and repealed the same process II a girl was 
|U( Icy, she knew an active who could take her around and introduce her, saving her a lot of 
unnecessary uneasiness I hree houis ol blisters and freezing fingers and toes later, the rushees 
had done all they could do Ihe next day they filled out their hid cards and left their fate in the 
hands ol ihe ISC 

Ml in all. Rush was exactly what it was supposed to be. It was fun to meet different 
people who were involved in almost even aspect ol Sewanee life. The experience, although il 
was long and exhausting, ease a good depiction of every sorority and helped most freshman lo 
find out where they would make the best fit Now that blisters are healing and limbs arc- 
thawing out. most freshman women will look back on their Rush experience with fond 
memories-thai is. after they pay their parking tickets. 


169 women joined sororities and 

1 1 8 men joined fraternities 

As expected these are record num- 
bers of participation. 

There was a fairly even distribution 
of bids extended. 




Drew Adan 

Donald Nathaniel Allen 

Lewis Daniel Anderson 

Thomas Harnson Anderson 

William Case Anderson 

William Edward 8art 

Kenneth Carter Batey 

James A Stuart 








Bonner Jr KA 


Hija Alexander Bratina 

Emerson Matthews Brown 

Robert Dickinson Brown 

William Gregory Brown 

Austin Roland Bainhoeber 

Clinton Hunter Brush 

John Fredenck Bryant 
Jonathan Burgess 

Matthew Daniel Burton 











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Kenneth Thomas 






Kern Sandy 



Andrew Charles 












Khourl Stephanie 



Joshua Steve 






Anderson Leigh 





Kirsch Mariah 



John Walter 






Anderson Kari 





Kratzer Holly 



John Ellon 












Laney Allison 



Gregory Nieman 












Langford Elizabeth 



James Isaac 












Lathan Kelley 



Curtis Patrick 












Latta Laura Leigh KD 



Martin Eddy KA 










Lee Abigail 



Daniel Warren 











Lewis Maeve 



Whitaker Scott 







Margaret Ann 




Liston Liz 



Andrew Joseph 







Little Meg 















Littrell Mary Beth 



Edwin Wilson 

Finch IV 










Logsdon Ashley 



Matthew Miller 







Lowe Camlyn 




Taylor Flowers DTD 










Marine Hannah 















Martin Lauren 



Yeardley Wilson 












Mathis Lauren 



Andrew Joseph 






Bostwick Doran 





Mathison Mary Alice 



William Stuart 















Matthew Hazouri 










































Meador Amanda 















Mebane Sally 



Clifford Harrison 















William Matthew 







Kim TF 



Chad Russell 




















Richard Harb 

Howell Jr 










Morgan Sarah 



Atrion Nashaun 







Morris Megan 



William Henry 

Johnson IV 











Nennstiel Amelia 



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Neville Alex 



Kyle Jackson 












Newman Anne Wright TP 


Robert Clark 












Norville Lanier 



Gernl McClure 












Ogletree Catharine 



Joseph Bryan 












Overman Blair 



William Shea 





Mary Elizabeth 






Owens Stephanie 



Zachary Ryan 







Oyedeji Raven 



Cary Nelson 












Palmore Lauren 



Edward Marshall 












Panter Megan 















Payne Katie 



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Treadwell Mann KA 










Peck Lea 



John Gallagher 





Alexandra Dodd 






Perry Leslie 



John Joseph 










Pettay Danielle 



Phillip Carey 












Pietila Jen 



Allan Taylor 





Locke Els 







Pittenger Ruth 




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Prechter Callie 











Puckett Rosemary 



Andrew Malone 












Queen Katherine 















Ransler Anna 



John Elliott 












Reisz Sara 



Patrick James 






Foushee Anne 





Reynolds Alison 



James Gunn 












Richards Laura 



Henry Dalton 
Michael Sutton 











McCormick Riley 

Clay PKE 













Rodgers Mary 



Kyle Edward 
Paul Chandler 










Armstrong Rowe Madeleine 














Sanders Patricia 



Matthew Robert Gra 










Sandng Elizabeth 



Joseph Mackay 
Charles Edward 












Sharpe Ton 














Shaw Brita 



Travis Mitchell 












Simmons Sarah 















Smith Caroline 




Hoopes Ra 











Smith Jeanette 



William Allen 











Souter Annie 



Mitchell Robert 













Molly TP 


Nathan Alan 










Mary Haden 


Springer Haden 



David Joseph 
William Guy 












Stacy Meg 













Stanley Eleanor 









Mary Kathryn 





Tayloe TP 


Jason Albert 







Steele Jamie 



David Allen 

Sierk II 











Sweezey Elizabeth 



James Stephen 
Patrick Meriwethe 

Smith Jr 











Tennille Katie 







Harper Barton 





EvangelineTraversa Elise 



Merrill Harpe 
Daniel Joseph 
William Rives 

Stewart III 






Claire TF 




Turner Lauren 
Tuthill Kim 








Upshaw Jennifer 



Bruce Wellington 
Andrew Warren Fie 

Taylor II 
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Katie TKP 


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Viney Landon 











Walker Louisa 



Dylan Reed 
John David 












Wehner Abbie 







Germaine Nina 




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Anna ADT 


George Bradley 
Hutson Riley 
John Carlson 
John Alexander 
Henry Redwood 
Matthew Macklin 
Nicholas Ray 
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Mary KD 











White Kristen 












Willett Lauren 



Wharton V 











Willett Molly 





















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Wilson Sally 
Yates Lindsay 














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5:00 Minutes 


nice is perfeel well almost, In fact, il can be difficult al limes i» imagine living anywhere else Wihoul even its own exil off Interstate 24 Sewanee Is raher isc 
..ii .1 mountain surrounded b) nature, and sometimes it is eas) to forgel we .ire part ofa bigger picture Sewanee is pan of a slate thai is part of nation thai is pan f 
. ommunitj We might nol have television in our dorm rooms, bui thai does noi mean we should be ignorani ol the events going on around us. So here are some ol I 
world and state events tor Pebruorj foi those whogenuinelj care aboul the news and those whojusi want something interesting to talk about at the fraternity party this - 

World News 


4 59 Minutes 

Tin \tlddli East 

ii uboul < Ipcration Iraqi everyday freedom but there are events happening outside this war 
lorn i • untrj Saudi Arabia experienced tragedy on February 1st when 251 people were killed after a 

stampcdi dt g the annual Muslim Pilgrimage the Hajj A statemenl from the government said 

ntativi measures will be taken in the future especially during the ritual "Stoning ol the Devil" 
when the stampede took plat i 

\1 iFi bruar) 1st, in Iran, in members of the Reformist Party in Parliament resigned in protest 

ol tin disqualification ol thousands trom running in elections scheduled i"i Pebruarj 20th l he 

ativc Guardian ( ouncil a starkly conservative Islamic body governed bj the supreme leadei 
lollahAli Khamenei was behind the barring of the reformist candidates During the celebrations 
foi the -'sili annivet iar) ol the Islamic revolution in Iran the leader of the reformist party. President 
Mohammad Khatami, criticized his hard line religious rivals and accused them ol attempting a 
parliamentary coup. The elections are still scheduled foi l ebruary 20th. and will be boycotted bj the 
Reformist Part) and other groups in Iran including the Kurds Outside the Iranian capital ol lehran 

in Ncishabot 1 1 ebruar) 18th aSI t ar train carrying chemicals and fuel derailed and exploded 

1 1 1 explosion which was fell as far as twenty miles away, killed more than 300 people and injured 

I iO Other I In . ■..hi reason ol the disaster remains unknown, hul officials believe the Cause was a 

ibination ol personnel negligence and brake failure 

in Israel amid continued violence trom both the IDI- (Israeli Defense l orce) and Palestinian terrorist 
[roups like Hamas, the state has continued to function On lanuarj 29th Israel and Hezbollah a 
i ebanese militant group i (changed prisoners Hezbollah released the remains ol three Israeli 
soldiers missing Since 2000 and an army reserve colonel Israel released the bodies ol s l » I ebanese 
and provided the government with information aboul missing citizens and landmines. More recent!) 
in Israel, I'nme Minister \mi Sharon announced a plan to evacuate 17 ol the 2t Jewish settlements 
located in Gaza and possibl) others in the West Hank [bis is part ol Israel's plan to physically 

parate its Jewish and Palestinian populations The Israeli government is also building a security 
barriei between the Wcsl Bank and Israel along the "Green Line" the pre-1967 border between the 
W( si Bank and Israel l he target of mueh criticism Recently receiving a loi ol criticism trom the 
international community the barrier, when finished is designed to stop the flow of terrorists entering 
iin iii. from the Wesl Hank 

in Iraqi, i iperation Iraqi i reedom continues, and the I ruted States gets closer to the lune iOth 
handover deadline I nfortunatel) the future seems uncertain as new attacks occur daily Recenl 
lerrorisl strikes include 

In the Sunni Ihangle' the volatile area north and wesl ol Baghdad, experienced three 

Ittai ks Within B 24 hour period rhree Iraqi police officers, tWO US soldiers, and three Iraqi kin. iks 

were killed in separate attacks from anti-coalition forces Dotal of US troops killed in Iraq 504 

I in -l In Mosul a car bomb exploded near an Iraqi police Station, killing nine and wounding 44 

Feb I Simultaneous attacks on the headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan and the 
Kurdistan Democratic Party occurred in the town ol Erbil The attacks killed 56 people and injured 
200 \ i Ssolidei was also wounded in a rocket attack, bringing the death toll for Imerican troops to 

Feb 10 \ dot umenl found al an al Qaeda safe house in Baghdad takes responsibility foi 25 suicide 
itl ii ks in Iraq and requests al Qaeda s help in sparking a civil war between the Shiite and Sunni 

Feb II Vnothei suit ide car bomb kills 47 Iraqi people waiting toi nlisl in the new Iraqi arm) 

Feb 14 In I Ullujah more than 20 were killed, inosi Iraqi police, and prisoners set tree when insur- 
gents raided n police station Ovei 600 Iraqi security and police forces have died since April 

Feb 19 i S death toll reaches 547 troops 408 killed since Bush's May 1st declaration the end of 

Nn " •■" " forces and insurgents have terrorized Iraqi citizens and t s troops Rocket propelled 

grenades and roadside bombs are responsible tor the majority ol American deaths Insurgent and 
lerrorisl forces have begun attacking Iraqis and others working with the coalition thus making it even 
hardci foi America to find favoi oi cooperation among civilians Weapons ol mass destruction have 
sun n,. i bet ii found and controversy over holding direcl oi caucus election remains Howevei on 
I ebruar) 19th the U.N, Secretary I ieneral, Kofi Annan, did announce that elections foi the transi 
' " '".it government cannol be held before the June 30th transfei ol power 

/ unpt ' - : Minutes 

Britain Marijuana laws have been relaxed, downgrading the drug to the tame categorj as prescrip- 
tion dines Police are discouraged from arresting people using the drug, and the maximum sentence 

lor possession lias been reduced lotwo Britain will enter into ml wecklv lottery With Spain 

and I rancc the firsl |ackpol will be is million euros, or $18.88 million 

[\irkej On February 2nd a building collapsed killing eight people On the 14th in Istanbul a 
blizzard resulted In 20 lost crewmen, closed the Bosphorusand the Dardanelles strait, and left 14 
iru in "i mow on the ground 

Denmark Prisoners in a top securit) prison rioted on February 17th aftei guides decided to remove 
i.. ivj weights and dumbbells trom the workout room and crack down on anabolic steroids 

Russia On February 7th a blast from a suicide bomber in a Moscow subway killed 40 people and 
injured II e President \ ladimir Putin believes Chechen separatist rebels were responsible 

Italy Italy's lower house of Parliament passed on the I III) legislation that bars single women and gaj 
couples trom using artificial insemination and will also ban married couple from using third parts 
donors Researchers in Italy discovered a new form of Mad Cow disease called bovine amyloidotic 
spongiform encephalopathy oi BASE tor short Italy currently tests all cattle, healthy and unheaJthj 

foi all types ol Mad Cow disease and out of 1.6 million cattle 103 tested positive The US. on the 
other hand. onl\ tests 40.IKMI cattle and only tests cows that appear unhealthy kind of makes you 


The EU. On February 19th the EU. along with European and American Jewish leaders discussed (he 
definition ol and the spread and strength of anti-Semitism Europe 

igia and flu- Pacific: 

Australia and the United States jrc completing negotiations for a free trade agreement that could 
increase American manufacturing exports by S2 billion annually A gas explosion at the Yinjiadi coal 
mine in China killed 24 miners on l-ebruary 12th. On the same day in Sri Lanka. President 
Kumaratunga dismissed J9 junior ministers allied with her rival, after she dissolved Parliament a fe« 
da) S earlier Both acts are seen as an effort to prevent her rival. Prime Minister Wickremesunghe 
from gamine access to government sources lor the upcoming elections 

The bird tin ot a> ian flu, is still raging in Asia, and by February 19th had killed 22 people. The virus 
has also been lound m poultry, cows and buffalo, In Thailand alone 30 million birds have been killed 

In Afghanistan plans to hold a presidential election by June or July have encountered a road block 
The t niied Nations require that 70', ol .,11 eligible voters must be registered by the election, and . 
far the US has enrolled S 1 ' • A later date for elections, however, has yet to he established 

South and Central America: 

Brazil On February 13th ( - slave workers were found on the ranch of Senator Joao Riberior, 

Mexico Ciudad Juarez. Mexico during the past decade 300 women have been abducted and mur 
dered Esther Chaves Cano has been responsible for bringing these tragedies to the attention of the 
Mexican government and the International Community 


Earliei in the month on the 6th the Rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army in Uganda killed 54 and 
wounded 7(1 others hv ing in a refugee camp in northern part of the country. In Zimbabwe the 
country's only independent daily newspaper, which harshly criticized President Mugabe was closed due 
to its inability to receive a government license 

The minister ol health in South Africa. Man to Tshabalala-Msimangagain. prescribed a diet consisting ol 
garlic, olive "ii and lemon juice to ward of the effects of AIDS Even with a high rate of HIV infection 
certain offic ials in the South African government, including President Mbeki. continue to insist HIV and 
AIDS are unrelated On February 17th it was announced in Rwanda that if those that accused of partiei 
pating in 1994 s genocide plea guilty and apologize before March 15th they will be released This eff 
the majority Ol some 90,000 inmates aw airing trial. The next day the UN revealed plans to redepli 
forces to the northeastern part of Congo who would he joining 5.300 others already in the area 

in African heads ol state released a plan on February 15th calling for a peer review of at least 16 
Vfrican states The reviews., re pan oi ,i pi.m called the New Partnership for Africa's developm 

rescue and improve \lru a's political and economic situation The deadline for the review of all 16 

countries is March 2006 


National News 

1 09 
Recent National News: 

on the campaign trail outside (he war in Iraqi, and more important than the breakup of Bennifi 

Janet Jackson s exposed bod) pan there have Ken some important national developments. Demi M 
and v.hton Kutcher are still together, even though Punked got dropped The FBI is still investigating who 
.a the V\ hue House leaked the name ol ,„i undeieover CIA officer President Bush, Vice President Dick 
( henev and lonner President and Vice President Bill Clinton and Al Goa-, as well as man) others, might 
be called upon b) the commission investigating 9/11 to testify or answer questions concerning intelli- 
gence reports they received before the attack 

CNN reported thai a surve) conducted b) the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City and 
to be released on February 27th, concluded thai 4.450 priests were accused of sexually abusing mi 
since 1950 ( NN also said that surve) revealed 11,000 accusations of sexual abuse by priests and that 
6 700 were substantiated alter investigations 

In San I ttancisco b) February 17th, a week aflei the city decided issue marriage licenses to samc-so 
couples, more than 2 600 have been given Chicago Mayoi Richard Daley said on 19th that he noi 
block an) attempl to issue same-sex marriage license in the are., Also on the 19th Jeffrey Stalling j 
former chief executive of Enron was indicted in Houston and pleaded not guilty to 35 counts ol 

conspiracy Securities fraud Wile fraud and inside, trading Released on S5 million dollar hail. 

Stalling, it con> icted could receive ., fine oi S80 million dollars and possibly life in jail 


Quarterback for 
sion of :i I i.i ml- ii ii . 


the Tilaas Steve McNair was indicted on Fcbruarv 5 

3 I Second 1 ' 

on February 7th for a DUI and posses- 

. did you finish in 
5? IJ not, keep read- 
ing vein books, 

muse College is all 
aboul reading fast! 

< ...vcr.ior 1 toil Bradesen announce*! this month a plan to en-ate a second level or drivers' license 
available to bunigrants without proof of valid entry into the United States. The "certificate for 
driving* would be- for those indiv iduaLs vv ho passed the drivers' lest, but were unable to show the) 
entered the count*) legally, and the certificate would not serve as a form of identification. 
Rainfall and heavj snow havepestered Iennesseans al nth Barber in -he month more than 3 

! IK "" "' ';'": fC " "" " K ' Idk p ' n '" [Uc s,atc Md ««K«1 serve nooding around the Nashville an 

.ary 5th sau bea> > snow tali especial!) in the southern sections ol the state Murfreesboro got 
over • inches ol snow 

Jl f« nov bUl hop. mllv „ was enough to make us a little mote aware oi the world Ofl the 
mountain and outside the l s 



April 21.2004 

Volume 5 Spring Semestei 

The Sewanee 

So, Can You 
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Pi ne bewane e sevpmeern 
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The University of the South 

Sewanee, (ehnessee 37383 

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how we like it! 

Purple Predictor 

Eric Wilson 

Staff Writer 

On 2 March, the Order ol Gownsmen 
passed ,1 resolution requesting that the flags ol twelve 
southern states be returned to Ml Saints' Chapel 
after over a decade of absence The resolution, 
characterized by very strong language, sought the 
immediate return ol the Rags and wenl so far .is to 
"repudiate" the actions of whomever had the flags 
removed The flags were taken down in the spring 

of 1994, and in 1995, the 2S diocesan banners were 
placed in the Chapel's fourteen bass 

The resolution passed the order 26 to 21 
Jonathan Duncan, the resolution's authoi and spon 
sor, emphasized theOG s responsibility to preserve 
and execute the traditions ol the University as the 
cause for the order's need for action on this issue 

Reluctance towards this resolution emerged 

aftei members raised questions regarding the 

need foi the [lags presence in the Chapel and 

ultimately wondering whether the Chapel flags 

were a tradition needed to be maintained 

in addition some voiced concerns 
about the possibility thai some students would 
be offended by the presence ol the ( onfederatc 
battle Hay emblem in a few ol the state Dags 
i he issue ol ( onfederatc symbols has been hotly 
debated in recent yean because mans people 
view these references to the formei confederacy 
as offensive 

The Chapel I lags soon became a 
fiercely debated issue Vice Chancellot Cun 
ningham responded to the request from the o< '■ 
by , iking ' haplain Ward to eonvene a sm 

"Continued P 

VaiixJeMttDsignpailnQship — 
with Diversity of the South 


High: 81 
0\v: 58 

Friday. 04/16704 

Stall Writer 

i Ik University ol the South and Vanderblli 
i Diversity will collaborate on programs in 
nursing, education, religion and engineering 
and share other resources m a partnership they 
plan to announce today 

The agreement will give the two » h 
located aboul l,s miles apart and generally re 
d as the state s besl universities, access to 
othei s faculty library holdings, facilities 

and gUCSl let tl 
Collaborations will include 
A nursing program in which students will 
spend lour years ai The University ol the South 
in Sewanee, Tenn d two al Vanderbill in 

Nashville, earning bachelot and master's de- 

\ • 2 engineering program leading to bat he 
lor s degrees from both schools in five yean itarl 


New options lor teacher licensure foi Sewanee 
students, who will have access to die broader set ol 

teachei in ig programs at Vanderbili's P 


( crtain mining ami education courses will be 
recognized by both schools Sewanee students who 
complete them might be able to gain admission to 
Vanderbill s graduate programs in those an 
quickly than usual 

i hope that, for both students and faculty al Van 
derbill and al it'll provide some extra 

( lontinued Page 2 

Web Registration 

HaVl yOU had nun Im gi I .1 good look al 

the new "Web for Students" system"? Ri (istcring 

online is the new thing ill Sewanee and Ihl finl 
IW0 weeks in April maik, ,1 (h< lusl lime Si 

students have been able 10 lake advantage oi the 

Internet and register lor classes like mosl othei 

. sans ih>- long lines i "less you failed 

(J die little words on die «ry pink booklet. 

ation was probably a bnw « , whai 

would a new system be without unearlluii" bolhei 

sunn kinks and rai thai raosi students 

t. ontinued P i 

University Press Release 

Kenyon professor and adminis- 
trator named dean of the college 

kila Smith Kipp, < Men P i \n 

thropologs and ossox iaie provost at Kenyon < i 

has been named dd I IflC I olll gi "I \TU and 

Scieni i 

Kipp suci ee,K Douglas Seitei who has 
im i thi departure ol i h ux 

Ka/ee m Inn. !fj 

"We're di lighti d thai Professoi Kipp has 

< hancclloi ( unningham She bring oui >l n 
experience as a teachei advi 01 cholai and tdmin 

i si i Shi i" i' i 

\ native ol wUburton < iklahomn k>i 
i hei bar he! 
Oklahoma m \')M ami iin doctorate m anthroi 
from the i nr., « .it. ol Pitl sburgh in 19 '• v hi 

teal lung at Kenyon ( olll gi ".mi. .1 


\ prolifi Kipp is authoi ol t wo 

books r*7»i ' >///( li ( oloniai M 

The a a I 1990) and d Identiih ■ 

Ethniclt] Religion undCIa i in an Indonesian Soa 
tiy[ 1993) Both were publish) d by tbt I 
Michigan Press, and the laltei wai nun. I •■ i 

i| Hi Besl d n Boo i u She 

is also co editor dI two olli i lions ol anthroi 
cal studies of lndom iai | oples and religions and 
die ha, published num. i ii k articles 

I. .mill.. . P 

eorree Mouse. 


Taylor Cornell 

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Write an 
Article on 

About The "Uncut Version 


The Passion of the Purple 

How I loathe Pagemaker. K i me 
counl the v 

ok, well, ion many to List 
So, I duress, on with this Editor's 
Note As you can tell, there arc lots "t 
i r it i nk ii was the good weather 
ih. ii began the firei set oi 12 it was 
the controversy thai spurred ihe next 
12.. .and ii would definately be the 
delerious lack "i sleep that made the 
lasl 1 2 appeal 
Enough I can't think straight about 

the columns or the fonts »>r (he count- 

omma splu 

i ' ■ i. ilk about this extremely long 
edition On lust glance, like reading 
■ i novel, you are likel) to be "ver- 

u helmed. Never tear, like Sparknotes 

an- to ,i long wintei s evening here 
is whai happens when you give 

Sp, nk notes to the Purple (can you be- 
lieve we actually need these kinds of 
things now .< days 'i 

1). Ok. Hags were flagged down. 
2) Vandy & Sewanee are going to 
have an affair of some sorts. 
3). Can faculty really see my tran- 
script' AHHH* 
4). Shenanigans HAS beer 
5) Natasha Cowie is an awesome 

'>i Ratlin, n is thinking about having 
an "affair" from the Purple Where's 
Mr. Darcy when you need him ' 
7 1. Mr. Virtue isn't a virtuous man. 
He can't handle S-E-XI 
X) Can You find all the copyedit- 
ing emirs' I still don't know how 
to spell sawanee; the university of 
the suth. Or something. 
l »i Environmental Issues Week 
mi Did I get ANY sleep last 
nighl ' 

1 1 l. Tennessee Williams = Great 
12) Need Coffee. . .Starbucks 

mmxn. BUT it will cost you 

1 3). Rock Climbing & EMTs rock 

my world. Literally, (because if 

you fall rock climbing— you fall 

into the hands of the EMT's on the 

next page!) 

14). One girl comes out on the 


15). The Frog& Dean Pengen si ill 

have a place at Sewanee. 

And that's about it. Phew. . . now. go 
on little reader, and read, read, read' 

Kathryn Larson 
Editor In Chief 

Sara Miller 
Executive Editor 

William Peirson 
Photo Editor 

Natasha Cowie 
News Editor 

Julie Blair 
Ans Editor 

Brian Smith 
Business Manager 

Copy Editors 

Francie Hartline 

Natasha Cowie 

Kelley Brewer 

Kathenne Walker 

Amanda Wilkinson 

Diana Dang 

Henry Sweets 

Thanks also to photographer Lyn 
Hutchinson for the photographs of 
the EMTs. 

Continued Articles from Front Page 

VC Flags the Flags 

group to review the process and reasoning that went ..._ . . , ,, . 

he clcci, err itheflagsin 1994 andto ^»» ^nc«l sigr^cance to the Umversity 

mtikcareeommendaiiononho Itothe , The flags ofAe sates of the Uruversirys 

rejo] ! ' dioceses were put in place in 1922 Tbeflagshung 

S afterstudents relumed fromSpring '" "'^■'.-; ■"''- h -^ 1 -tHTe. he diocesan banners 

iheS cntAssemblytooku, bapelfiai %**£* ^^^'WSchapelpajnphlet, 

Vssemblyman Kevin Monso proposed a w «» *« nags were ordered and hung, a mistake 

-•I. a • m. S x respond unfaVorably Z ™ d ' ™ ! ,ng !" ° ^T^TJT J ag 

OQ's resolution Uom i e offensive '"'"^ '"'^hapcUnnonccd uotd 1948, when 

- federate emble primar) " """fS \?t ,hc JS?" ******' , 

cause for concern After a brief period of debate , , " '"--hen All Sa.n.s was completed. 

whelrrunglytorejc relumol ''- ^ '^ -';-'--' '-uhe nave. The final 

, n pe| flogs MtrucUon of All Sainu'began in 1957 and added 

Universitj I. iders n } in itrar) lo T\ U ******* including Shapard Tower and 

populai belief, the flags were not token out of the ,hc he ' ghen ,? 1 d aen , L „ 

chapel because ol Ihe Confederal, syn Is and „ , '" * e ' 0imn « Weeks ' L ' n,vers,,y ,eaders 

in fact then removal predates Ihe national Con- dcU:rm " ,c how l0 "^ ■" ** conflicting 
rederat. battle flag debate Instead they stress the s,udent °P uuons 
i iiivcrsity's desire !<• emphasize the institution's 
lion with the owning dioceses rathei than Ihe 
actual stales thai include the diocese 

I urthermore, il is w idelj belii v« d that 
concern; foi acoustical integrit) in ihv.-ch.ipci w< 
•ii least pan ol the issue- ,i rumoi thai a I 'niversity 

official and ihe resolul ■ sponsor, Mr Duncan, 

both - 1) is nut ided 

i lags had been present in \n Saints since 

omplcted in 1910 and a well-known picture 

rrom ihe 1920s showa some ol ihe llrsi Bags The 

in -i (lag i" hang in tnt nave (the large area where 

11 ■■-<■ gallon tisui ill) sits) ol the chapel were .i 

i S Hug which ii<.« during the first meeting ol (hi 

Board ol Regi nts in 1857 and a battle 

dag of flu Vrmyol fennessee The* Rags would 

i ventu ill) be n moved ii ih< chapel in ardei th u 

the) might bcttci be pn served sini e ihej art ol im- 

Web Registration, cont'd 


I in- 1 of the South 

-.mi Joel Cunningham University ol Ihe 
South vice chnncclloi and president, who will sign ao 
ni with Vanderbill Choncelloi Gordon I 
this morning I think thai ovei lime we n find 
lev opportunitii i ih il go beyond ihost thai w« 're 
s . 1 1 miking about at this poinl 

lio 'ii i dist ussed tin idea «iii> I tanningharn 
isi lul) said the arrangemenl gives Vanderbill "apart- 

icrship with one <>i ihe Onesl liberal arts colleges in the 
ountr) which «iii help the Nashville school recruit 

op (tudi nis i,. i graduate and professional stud) 

Uong witli workinj logethei on lu idemic programs, 

he scl i- »iil 

. Give students and faculty borrowing privileges ai both 

on who do summei n 
n Nashville will b» ibli tousi Vanderbill housing 

University of the South & Vanderbill 

- Have students and Stafl collaborate in planning 
studeni programs oi arranging foi guesl lecturers lo 
discuss issues siudem leadership and 
othci areas 

- Use each oihei \ facilities foi certain events 

- Exchange iheolog) students and facultj 

While significant!) different in their sizes, settings 
and offerings both universities consistenll) do well 
in national rankings and draw iheii students from fai 
and widi rbe) have collaborated in less formal ways 
throughout the years 

Underbill announced a similar partnership lasl yeu 
with Rhodes ( allege in Memphis anothei well-re- 
garded liberal ..ns school 

M,,lKK ' 1 q "• be reached al 259-88 II 

r tennessean com 

The Purple 2 

might care to know about'.' 

Tin man behind ihe screen is Paul 
Wiley. Director of Institutional Research and 
Registrar, who in the past months has enjoyed 
the duty of being the arbitrator and educator lo 
ill those who care to know about ihe new on- 
line Registrar's Office Any Sewanee faculty 
or student member will tell you thai Sewanee 
is behind the mode in using the Internet to our 
advantage, but with this new system, Sewanee 
is also encountering the negative consequences 
thai accompany the "information highway." 

"It is the best product out there for the 
money we were looking to spend We have 
actually had the system since 2000 and have 
been slowly phasing it in. As with any new 
technology, there will be some glitches and a 
little more stress tor everyone involved, but I 
feel il is important to implement this system to 
provide better service for faculty and students 
alike." said Wiley 

Some Sewanee students who have 
learned about the intricacies of this new on- 
line program voiced their concern, through 
the Student Assembly meeting with faculty, 
about an infringement of privacy over the way 
this new system is currently running Before 
this semester, faculty advisors automatically 
received copies ol (heir students' transcripts in 
the mail. With the new system came the pos- 
sibility) ol eOS) universal access hy all faculty 
members to any student's transcripts online. 
The faculty mulled over this idea and tinally 
decided on a limited access policy, allowing 
Onl) advisors and current/pasl professors to 
view their respective students' transcripts 

"lOnline] is a bettei system tor ad- 
visors, because you can access information 
that you would have otherwise had to piece 
together Now you do not have to walk to ihe 
Registrar's office lo access needed information 
on students said Di Laurie Ramsey French 
Department Professor and Chair 

It you were 001 already aware, this 
could come as a shock, but any teacher wilh 
i viable reason, according lo the Registrar's 
office, ma) access an) student's transcripts by 
simply walking down and requesting it This 
means thai youi grades and your performance 
in classes arc not restricted solely to those you 
allow 10 view your records I lie scat) part is 

that now teacher's can do this with a couple 
clicks ol ihe mouse So is this a privacy issue 
or simply a convenient change? 

i am already someone who is con- 
cerned wuii issues "i privac) so ol course I 
n i againsl this development and decision. I 
fell thai the students had legitimate concerns 
w uh respect (o objective grading by new teach- 
ers. This policy is detrimental to students 
privac) and maybe we should give the students 
Hk choice to haw their transcripts remain 
private aid Scott Wilson Director of Asian 

The new system is advantageous lo 
both students and faculty with respect in at- 
taining quick!) and being able 10 

use it. The issue al hand is whether students 
should be concerned with what seems to be an 
already existing policy of allowing any teacher 
lo view records of a student without the consent 
of that student The faculty vote to limit the ac 
cess passed and defeated any idea of universal 
access, but apparently the "switch" has not been 
turned off to limit the ability of any teacher lo 
access transcripts. 

"Il is a matter of trust. Students need 
to trust their teachers Most professors do not 
have the time to spend looking up the transcripts 
of prospective students The system makes H 
easier to write letters of recommendation and 
to advise student;,. The level of access has not 
changed. It is just easier now for advisors and 
the current teachers to attain information." said 
Dr Ramsey. 

Mr Wiley agrees that in his twenty 
years of experience he has known the faculty 
members to always be looking out for the best 
interest of students, and he does not see a sig- 
nificant shift in motive just because the new 
system makes information easier to reach It 
is even possible that this could be a plus for 
students, like those who might need more at- 
tention and do better with certain academic 

The bottom line is that the student will 
not know, when sitting in class the first week. 
whether his/her teacher has identified or typi- 
fied them based on their past performance Un- 
fortunately the teachers have the upper hand in 
Ihe decision making process, and few students 
actually showed up to voice their concerns, bui 
is ii lime students started being concerned' 

W hat's Going Aroun d 

Few cases of mono 


Sore throats (viral) 


Athletic Injuries 

Sun Screen is a must! 

Stay Hydrated! 

Don't Drink out of same cup 
for Spring Party Weekend 

If you need help with a week 
end emergency 

Thanks Health Services' 



S, .11 Wrilci 



L w realize lhat The University of ihe South now 
•olds one Ihe largest classical music collections ol an) 
American university. Now. the music department, un- 
der the guidance of professors Steven Shrader and Ste- 
u . n Miller, is collaborating with Dr. Thomas Carlson, 
jrofessor of English, to create a space to house and play 
,,,. w recordings. This listening library, named after the 
i 3le Sewanee professor William Ralston, will move into 
Guerry Hall. Last spring, William Ralston, who gradu- 
lied from The University of the South in 1951. passed 
jU a y Father Ralston deeply loved classical music , and 
he left his extensive library of classical recordings in 
car e of Dr Carlson, a fellow music enthusiast, in the 
hope that The University of the South would, accord- 
ing to a fund-raising letter, "build a room that will meet 
Ihe high standards of beauty and acoustics that Father 
Ralston sought in his own home, including the finest 
musical and recording equipment." 

Alston's classical music collection rivals those of any 
Ivy. League university, and with the addition of the 
school's and much of Dr. Carlson's own collection, 
the listening library will accommodate thousands of 
compact discs 

Trie William H. Ralston Listening Library, composed 
of storage space, a listening studio, and a seminar 
classroom, will occupy much of the second floor of a 
proposed entrance atrium in a renovated Guerry Hall 
The library will contain stale of the art recording and 

listening equipment, including digital storage, analog 
to digital recorders, and the fine I ipt ikeis and stereo 
equipment With such resources, students « ill He able to 
listen to recordings lhat replicate the dynamism of a live 

The University of the South will fulfill Father Ralston 
hope that the library would house his collection in an 
attractive and elegant space The preliminary plan sur- 
rounds the listening library and seminar area in sound- 
glass. The furnishings within will resemble the 
smoking parlor-, ol V ictorian England, with mahogany 
furnishings, oriental rugs, and leather armchairs and 
couches The library will provide a delightful setting 
for students to enjoy the genius of great composers and 

Besides providing students with one of the finest musi- 
cal resources the Kal-ion listening library and the 
renovation of Guerry Hall will prove invaluablefor the 
music department. Currently, the music department 
is spread throughout four buildings With the renova- 
tion of Guerry and the Ralston listening library, offii 
classrooms, and practice space will he consolidated 
into one building, providing die music department with 
integrity, visibility, and a stronger identity The listening 
library will further distinguish Sewanee 's music depart- 
ment, and augment the reputation of the internationally 
acclaimed Sewanee Summer Musk Festival One fund 
raising letter states. "The result of this effort will be a 
teaching resource without peer and a magnificent public 
memorial within B music hall that attracts performer, 
and audiences from around the country " And, much 

like the e Diversity ol Indiana, the library could even turn a profit if its col 
lection were digiuDj recorded stored and modi ivailable to other institu- 
tions and universities Before the renovation ol Guerry and the wort on the 

m begin, ihe school musl finish the Galloi renovations; afterw 
when the language department- mov< 10 Gailor, the school CM dil» 
developmeniai resource! towards renovating Guerry and esi iblishing the 
listening library I undrai ring has already brought In around v 100.000 foi 
the Ralston atrium and library, bui the goal lies ai J2 million ihe Guerry 
rerun ition will cosl approximately $9 3 million When completed, the 
renovation and the Ralston listening Library will add to lh« itrength ol ihi 
University ■■ liberal an-, education, exposing students i" superb musit and al 
fording the utmost pleasure to music connoisseurs Donations and requ 
fbi literatun may be seni lo [he Ralston Projei lean ol tam< orison h 
the University 



Wii Oakes 

Slafl Writer 

Another month has passed, and the 

heel of life continues to roll on. bringing 

wanee students ever closer to the end of 

iPiher year on the mountain. With only one 

ore police blotter yet to write after this. I find 

yself nostalgic for the years gone by, but at 

Pk same time longing for the excitement of the 

iture Even each day. like each passing year, 

Princs new challenges to us. and on this day 

ly challenge is to relate a single story that is 

huarre and surreal that I must summon up 

i) deepest artistic abilities in order to relate it 

such a way that will do it justice. Before 1 

fcjertake this endeavor, however, it is my sad 

lui\ to make an announcement. After three 

•its as author of the Police Blotter, my time is 

Jniwing near its close, due to an unjust practice 

own as graduation, and this means that a new 

Buihor must be found. The requirements for 

us job are simple: literary mastery, general 

nius, and the kind of gut that can handle 

Brit grolesqueries of a life looking at Sewanee 

lime That being said, I am accepting inquiries. 

J those interested in the job may email their 

BWnmution A writing 

ample may be required. Now that that business 

taken care of, here is your police blotter for 

B>»s issue of The Purple 

In the evening hours of some recent 
■grti. two fraternity members struck out from 
tar house in search of something. That thing 
as firewood. The two men wanted nothing 
■tore than a cozy fire so that they could en- 
joy us warmth as well as the warmth of their 
""iherhood, but there was something they had 
counted on when they set out that night 
"ley were carrying a bolting hammer to split 

the wood. Now, a bolting hammer can bear a 
striking resemblance to an ax when viewed in 
the pale moonlight, and these two fraternity 
members were spotted by the members of an- 
other fraternity prowling about in the trees near 
their house This, of course, led the member- 
of this fraternity to suspect some vandalism 
afoot, and they set out in a rage to slop the ap- 
proaching would-be vandals A chase ensued 
The fraternity in pursuit chased the two men 
with the "ax" all the way to Emerald-Hodg- 
son hospital, which the chase circled around 
several times Hospital employees, shocked 
by this spectacle, phoned Sewanee police and 
reported "an ax murder in progress" outside 
the hospital. Police were, understandably, a 
bit thrown off by this, but responded quickly in 
what must have been an intense moment. Upon 
arrival, however, they found that the supposed 
"ax murder" had been resolved peacefully, 
with no injuries (an unusual outcome for ax 
murders). The participants had resolved their 
differences and agreed to a snack of hot apple 
cider and muffins No injuries reported; no 
arrests made. In my opinion, these events 
represent one of the great misunderstandings 
of our time. 

With that single epic, the police 
blotter ends. 1 hope that this edition has been 
enjoyable and found its readers content Keep 
in mind applications for the new blotter writer, 
and have an enjoyable last month of the semes- 
ter. Until next time, remember, "It is through 
the blotter that we all become who we are." 

Our wax of saying. 

News with a slightly skewed look at the predicaments around i ampus. 

Shenanigan's Falls Victim to 
"The Valley Vendetta" 

Johnny Shouf 

Staff Writer 

A few weeks ago. Ihe intellectual jug- 
gernauts that sit on the Franklin County Beer 
Board revoked the beer license ol our local beer 

joint/pi//a place/splcy-turkey inch distributor, 
Shenanigan"s The beer board lured an investi 
gator to conduct a Sting" al Shenanigans After 
multiple sting attempts, the investigator, using 
some •questionable tactics, finally caught them 
selling beer to a minor 

Following the initial ruling, a large- 
group of patrons, comprised oi students and 
community members, gathered al the Franklin 
County courthouse lor a special meeting with 
the beer board lasl Monday 1 In- meeting was 
called by Carl Smith, the board's chairperson 
in order lo clear up some misconceptions thai 
guided the board's initial ruling More spec iii 
cally, the board thought Lhat because ilus w a- a 
second offense (the firsl one was B yeai 
that they had to. by law. revoke the beer permit 
Paul Cross, who represented Shenanigans's 
owners Kiki and Ben Beavers, subsequently 
proved Uhal the board was incorrect to believe 
that Ihe license had to be revoked As it lurns 
out. ihe beer board's code was nothing more 
than a pamphlet distributed by a malt bever- 
age cooperative that had suggested sentencing 
guidelines foi beet boards, lor a long lime, the 
beer board had been operating as if this docu- 
ment had legal standing 

According to the actual law govern- 
ing the beer boards powers they could have- 
assessed a fine of up i" $1500 in lieu of a 
revocation. The second hearing was suppos- 
edly designed lo ' Sel ihe record Straight" as 
Smith, the ubiquitous bastion ol higher thought, 
proclaimed In theory, the meeting also could 
have also served to determine if the ruling 
should be changed in light of the fact that some 
board members voted to revoke the license only 
because they thought thai it was their legal 

The hearing started on a positive note 
After a little bickering, board member Cordcll 

Garrett made a motion to change the penalty to 

a SI 5(H) line This was voted down 3-2. with 
the deciding vote being east by Smith. Horace 
Mayes, a former ouner ol the market and sup- 
porter of Shenanigans, voted to change the 

penally, as did Garrett. 

Things weni south fast, when one of 
the board members. Adrian Gonslin, went on 
a tirade, making completely arbitrary motion ■ 
this despite the fact ih.u Gonslin himsell had 
just noted that, in a prior instance of multiple 

offenses, B nearby convenience -lore ownei 
did not have Ins license taken Alter rambling 
incoherent!) foi a few minutes, Gonslin 
then called Ben Beavers n lioi asserting 
emphatically, without any evidence thai the 
revocation would not close the business i Kiki 

Beavers calculated thai Shenanigans sells 

between $200-$S00 dollar ol beet a day) 

Then Smith echoed (he Gonslin'l 
sentiments in such n woy thai one >.w>uld 
wonder if they scripted il all before il started 
Smith began talking about how it all started 
with cigarettes" and "now we have meth " At 
the end. the Smith offered a ridiculous moral 
diatribe about how soft much ol the judicial 

System is and about how the It.uikliii ( OUntJ 

beer board was going to "bow up "The initial 
ruling was upheld 

After asking us il we knew 
another board member. Buddy Hobba voted 
againsi the fine, because he "did nol wanl iimi 
to happen again " This COmmenl relerred lo 
Wes Mitchell, a freshman who died b few 
years ago m an accideni On the way oul 

nl the courthouse. I witnessed an exchange 
with Ihe Hobba, while some olhei patTOIU 
were heckling/conversing with (ionslin and 
Smith This is how thai conversation went in 
regards to the connection berwi en Wes and 

i use me sn i was wondering il 
you ii n the connection between Wes 

Mitchell's death and Shenanigans ' " -student 
"Did I say there was a connection 'Hobba 
"Surely you though! il was perti 

nenl ii you brought il up .indent 

"Did I say there was a connection ' Hobba 
"Surely you thought ii was perti 

nenl it ,ou brought it up "student 

"There is no connection"-Hobba 
"Then why did you hung n up7" Student 
"Why does there have to be n conni i lion '" 

Fortunately shenanigans expects 

lo serve beer again soon until an actual trial 
can lake place If you want lo do something 

about the situation, write the count) and tell 
ihem you do not wont your tax dollars to fund 

trips lor ihe three ignorant ell righti voted for the 
revocation How good ol i job could the 

beer board really be- doing il thl 

aware « >i which documents bind the hoard's 
operations ' 

Beer Up. they aren't losing their License! 

Purple 3 

Facelift s on Sewanee 

II, nli. 

The New Blackboard- 

SMll « 

Have you heard about Blackboard? Manj itudenu 
haver l, and what a iharoi il la! Blai I board is the web- 
based course management th n idi mil 
[echnolog) Centei has recentl) added Blackboard 
is best described hv Di Vicki Sells as "[providing] an 
online environment allowing facult) 10 eatil) creaii a 
web-enhanced course utilizing an online ryllabus, as 
ignments, discussion board for itudcnts audio ind 
video links electronit grade boos and othei resources 
in facilitate teaching and learning at Sewanee Vnj 
internet-accessible computet at almost an) location 
may use Blji.kho.irJ i niversitiec nal 

ickboard to convenient!) organize iheii pcimhi.iI 
courses Both Facult) and students are able i" use this 
system as long of t login and password ire established 
.inJ secured Man) facult) members were interested in 
this new technology, and bringing it to Sewanee was 
oi much debati 1 ast summer, here on the Mountain 
Blackboard was installed in the fall ol 2003 testing 
began to 1 nsun \ 1 1 that Blackboard would be .1 worth 
while investment rhe pilot courses held during this 
time were quite successful and led to more partii ipnnts 
foi the spring scmestei \i Sewanee n 1 than 40 fac- 
ult) members an trained to use Blackboard I sntl) 

uses in active with 680 active users Sarah Sim- 
mons uses Blackboard foi hei 1 alin ( lass Shi • 
insi l iti Jn 1 like the idea "i Bla< kboard bei ausi 1 h 

Finally, students are really using it! 

used to taking tests in class with .1 roomful of people 
But after using Blackboard my opinion has changed 
you are able to siuJ\ up unni you actually take the test 
online h is good Foi cramming!" I Ithei student: 

in in. n 11 is mon convenient in thai dies can study until 

piopcrlv prepared ihen lake the test and have immedl- 

nte results Blackboard was founded m 1997 by two 

educa consultants in hopes to promote Educause 

IMS nline education system In correlation with 

i ornell 1 niversity, Blackboard was formed li serves 
not onl) colleges but major businesses and military 
programs Hie) pride themselves on being a "sound 
lechnolog) investment that delivers educational and 
economic returns." it sou have not yel taken a class 
on Blackboard, you are missing out! Blackboard is 
expanding throughout Sewanee and il won't be long 

until the majorit) Ol classes lake most quizzes and tests 
online II you arc interested in tins program you may 

.ncess tins system using hup 

01 VI 11 blip www 


And This little contraption, thai y ou 
here. well, we'll discuss it in n Ur hw 
Facelift ol the semester! 

Singin' in Sewanee 

il.. ni„ 1 Hone) 
Si, ill Wrilct 

A new group, a great beat, a singing singular sensation 

"Hope \' "i don 1 11 iindUut I put it down in words EllOnJohn I 

"Your Song' lyrics seem ironically to lit both as an opening foi the 
Sewanee Sound's first Ptaph publii ity.and as opening song to they 
ihcm iield niursday, April 1 2004 [he ensemble ledb) Brandon 
Nolen ,uid VI Lynk. proved themselves talented .uid cxpe 

As the lights dimmed, the crowd waftedrsfjkartflyrbrthe how tostarl 
Willi onl) the aid of Vi ] ynk on d*- piano, Brandon Nolen belted 
the first verse iimn Yow Song as he approached the stage filled with 

his fellow Sewanee Sound members Sewanee s kI consists ol 

li .in \1n1e Babin, Panic) rimko feonneyLecGarenHova 

Boone ( layton Vi I ynk . Kaitlin KrulL 1 It atha Iurbenv ille 
Brandon Nolen. Sara Reisz, Jill Selhness, Hayden Patterson, and 
Richard Palma Man) soloists woe featured throughout the ihow 
The onl) instiumerUplaytdduringlbeshou wasVionthepiano flK 

musil she made was beautiful and soothing 

IIkh latest show, enbtlcd " A preview ol ve.irs income' was 
slight!) less nerve racking fa the group than was theii fii 1 ihow 
Mk-ii premier w. t s m irom ,.t 400 people at the fa ult) ' Ini 

his past scmesiei Brandon has high hopes for the group in 

(he future II ic songs pa-sented in their latest show 'were quite a mixture, 
cveiydungfrorn"OnMyOwri [fmmL 1 Vfiserables) to Billy Joel's 
\n.i SoIt( ««.s " Brandon states, The beauty of this ensemble is 
that it is totally student-run — we sing w hai we want to sing " And Uiat 
is the honest truth This group mil\ awesome Tl»eir stage pres- 
ence spell-binding Each person had alove for pedbrming Facial 
ii m ukI N «Jv language demonstrated the passion these singers 
fell fbt iIk.ii talent Evidence of previous choir experience was clearly 
displayed Brandon believes thai the) Tiave a great blend and |;ire| 
«rry balanced. cs|xxi;iJI> foroul first yeac' 

I Ik Vw.uiee Sound began when Brandon got Die idea lor a perfor- 
in. mcc group like this aboul a year ago lie sent emails and placed a 
ign-up sheet al the activity lair in hopes that other Sewanee students 

much the same thing Vboul 30 freshmen alone signed up, but 
pa-sently the group hovers around 1 5 people Brandon and \'i "run tJ>e 

whnthehelpol io> ! metier, win , is also helping 

u n) 1 iIk- Sewanee Orehestra LeadersI i]| 1 posilii insare predicted to stay 
tlx- same next yeai The group practices twice a week, with tapes lor 
p is. hi il attention and convenience 

The group got a standing ovation al tlie end oi their performance The Sewano 
Sound was definitely worth seeing and was an appropriate end to the first hectic 
week back from spring break 

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dusivewifti: Afimrmr. 

Afroman Cones H$i on toeMountaiiitopto Sewanee 

No mattei what Eric tells you, 
he definitely goi high ofl writ- 
ing tins arti< 

In, Wilson 

Mall Write! 

I recently goi ti, peak will) nationally recog- 
nized rapper Alroman (.ika loseph Foreman I during his 

visit to Sewanee foi a performance Afroman received 

.1. C 1. 11111 back in 1999 for Ins SOng Because I Got High." 

a song listing the results oi drug usage (ostensibly from 
his own life) In a wide ranging interview we discussed 
everything from Mroman's origins to his views on music 
pirai s in his impressions ol Sewanee 

Though I've never interviewed any performer 

"I \li, 'in. in s calibet or renown. I was surprised al how 

down-to-earth he was For the past several weeks May 
man had been tonnng m anticipation ol the release oi his 
new album Afroholii thai will come out on 20 April 

M) first question for Sewanee's most recent 

M 1 \ culture icon visitor was how he got the name Af- 
roman While this seems like an obvious question to 
some those who have met the artist in person will attest 
that Afroman actuall) possesses no 'Afro' hairstyle He 
told me thai when he was starting his career while he was 
"iving m 1 in, Angeles, a girl began calling him Afroman 

since he couldn't afford to gel Ills hair ciil a, often as 

lid subsequent!) his hair was usually lunger The 

name seemed to -Mck .ind as Alroman puts n | wanted 

name me in, lead ol me naming myscll I 

wasn't because I had a big voluptuous afro ' 

\ii, mi. hi says he strives to he ,. good rapper 
"with West Coast flavor 1 and when he records music be 
1 with the goal thai he wanlsaproduct that listeners 
cm enjo) irom beginning to end \s i, u .,, Afroman's 
music ii influences are concerned, he s a self-described 
eclectic saying, 'Homie ifyou go look in my CD book, 
you won teven know it's mine, 'but emphasizing thai all 

ol his sones. ire inspired Irom his own lik "J mean why 

uU - '' ) Ion 1 have nothing to talk about?" he explains, 

revealing the cored Vfroman seosibilit) 

Vfi an 1 ited aboul the relc isc ol bis 

fii on in- own record label Hungry 
Hustlei Records confessing thai his "hit song I Because 
blinded the rest oi [bis] fini album and 
listeners can expect 11 teni Vfroman." 

So, is Vfroman the bastion ol excessive drug 
ii ins song- teem to 1 onvej ! Not so l» 
explaining that you have to experience a problem before 

you can hx it, and he says thai aitei the experiences thai became 
the impetus for "Because I Got High." he realized thai he had a 
problem. In fact, the real Afroman has nothing to do with His 
world of drugs and alcohol oi which he raps since he is. as Ik 
calls himself, "a square " 

Much Of Afroman '5 initial SUCCeSS can he attributed to 
an active community ol file sharers who spread Ihe 'Alroman 
word.' Afroman says that artists whom listeners enjo) neednoi 
worry about the ills ol filesharing, since fans Will undoubtedly 
ensure that their favored artists will receive compensation 1 is 
is confident that the mindset is such that listeners who enjoj 
an artist will want to guarantee the future success of the artists 
by paying for their albums or concert tickets also Q01CS the importance ol file sharing to 

up-and-coming performers who lack the resources to adequatel) 
promote themselves, but who, through file sharing communities 

are given a chance to succeed 

Alroman enjoyed Ins lime at Sow, mcc lie Sa 

wouldn't mind going to school here " because everyone he mei 
was friendl) and his initial impression was thai tins is a vet) 
laid-back place v- mosi guests do, he was quick to note the 
natural beauty ol the campus Alroman seemed to be a Sew ,110 
fan from the moment he entered the gate-, sinceoneol the first 

things he saw on the campus was .1 student riding a 

like camp college." he said He even hinted at the possibility ol 
Sewanee - heme the inspiration u.r an upcoming song 

Later that night \froman delivered a show enjoyed b) 
hun<todsofpartygoers.alltryingtogetaglimpseof Sewanee ■ 
rapping vtsitor. who swamped the Sigma Nuhou e 

Regardless oi one ■ musical inclinations, there 
flw presence ..i something trul) genuine in Vfroman'smusk thai 
1- the result ol ih< taleni ol a trul) genuine man rhis qualit) 
is something everyone cm nppn 

Visit AfromarVs website at www. 

Natasha Cowie 

News Editor 


Justice Adolpho A. Birch 


What You Always Wanted to Know About the 
Supreme Court, but Were Afraid to Ask" 

Exclusive Interview: 

[/V/>/<' What made you decide to become a thing like I40() boxes of papers! I've got some 
Iwyei ' boxes -I don't Uimk there are 1400 of them ,noi 

do I think they're as interesting or significant as 
ce Birch I've wanted to be a lawyer all his. by any means, but I do have a few. 
„n life. Since 1 was three or four years old 1 
jjways. always wanted to be a lawyer. Purpk How do you go about making a difficult 

court ruling'' 
PwpW Do you pick issues or platforms, like a 

itical candidate? Are there issues that you Justice Birch: Well. I guess for some issues 
< ialize in i its one way. for some issues it's another way 

There's no real pattern that one uses Some 
ustice Birch: No. no. no. [Supreme Court things, you just know they're not right; some 
ices] selecl the eases that we accept based things, you know they are right. Sometimes 
ertain criteria - there's no automatic appeal you know that the law is wrong and you should 
lo the Supreme Court, so we're free to choose try to change it, sometimes you know the law is 
cases thai we want to decide And some right and you ought to do everything you can to 
lie factois in making that decision could be affirm it So I guess there's no one process thai 
wnelher the case has "turned out wrong." so to takes you to a conclusion, it just depends on a 
ipeak, or whether there's a conflict among the number of factors and circumstances, 
lower courts about the proper ruling. We just 
piv. k « hat we want from both sides. 


furple What is the process of deciding a rul- 

inj tor ,i case ' 

Purple: This is a little bit corny, I guess, but 
interesting - what role models do you have 1 

Justice Birch: Well, you know, ihe advice thai 
1 received was very general, and almosi trite in 
a sense. I was told to be the best you can be. 
to work hard, study hard, set your sights on a 
reasonable goal, an attainable goal, work bard 
and you can achieve it, that there will be dis- 
tractions, don't take any backward steps Verj 
much general things, but they make sense and 
they're universally accepted. 

Purple What is il like, being behind the bench 
of the Supreme Court? Do you ever pass notes 
if ii gels a little bonne ' 

Justice Birch [Laughs] Funnj thai you should 

ask that, but I have passed a note or two And 
I've received a note or iw o Noi alw as S be< ausc 
it's bonng. bm simply .is an aside or comment 
on something that's going on. Yes Every once 
m a while u docs happen Bm n i never boring 
Hardly ever bonng 

Justice Birch. Well, I'm going to say something 
[in my speech later] this evening about role 
ustice Kirch We have a conference after every models. I reject the kind of role model that 
ase] argument, and we decide which way we is generally understood. Role models are all 
wani lo nilc on a certain issue, and then the chief around us - parents, relatives, school teachers 
e assigns that case to one of us to write church leaders, the man next door, the woman 
jthi ruling] We're bound to write it the way next door. I don't think you have to dribble a 
|; justices rule] If I disagree, I'll give it to basketball fast, or run fast, or be a Nobel Pn/e 
someone else, and say 1 can't write it. because winner, to be a role model I think we put too 
I disagree. much emphasis on it. I think the persons who 

inspire you lo achievement and to excellence 
Purple: Recently. National Public Radio re- are role models, and they can be anywhere in 
porter Nina Totenbcrg gained access to the late your life that you find them 
I nited States Supreme Court Justice Harry 

Blackmun's papers. Do you keep documenta- Purple. What piece of advice have you been 
n like that as well'' given at any point that's helped you the 

luslice Birch: As I understand it. he had some- 

Judge Birch is 2nd from the I i H 
at the First Amcndmeni ( enti I 

I believe in excellence in ever) held ot human endeavor." 
... Supreme ( ouri Justice Vdolpho \ Birchstttedinaspeech 

..ii March n si.iu.iim- before a icanl crowd of thirty 

professors, students ind community members, the firsi and only 
African American justice on the Tenni i e iUle Supreme ( OUT) 
i ii K . rowd hi a .ii-- u.. ion following a brlel ipeech about 
I,,- in, ind principles 'I don't want to Jusi ech he said, 

"Iwanttohavi a conversation to talk with you 

He's received hate mail, seen picket lines, and encoun- 
tered racial prejudice. Yet he dismissed the threats and difficulties 
qs "pan ol [being a justice] " \ tall eloqueni man with white bah 
and beard, he projects an Intimidating image yel is quick to give a 
warm.conhdcm smile Gear!) accustomed to the podium, he gazed 
at each member of the audience in turn is he ipoke He began with 
abriel storj about his own experience withSewnnee His father, 
.in Episcopal priesi encouraged him to consider the late Sewanet 

Military Academy lningued b\ the militar) and religious aspects 

oi the school, Birch asked bis father to speak to ins bishop about 
admittance ' ii was 1950," he added "I nevei heard any(hingelse 

about it from my father" Sewanec missed Ms chance Bl gaining 
another distinguished alumnus - Birch attended How;ud Univ. , sitj 
in Washington, D.C Insti 

\iiei receiving a ID. from Howard, Birch spent two year. 
serving active duty in the US Naval Reserve and began practicing law 
In 1993, he was appointed to tlic Tennessee Supreme Court In additit «1 
io serving BS B justice, he teaches at the Nashville School of Law. As a 
justice, he ispardcularl) outspoken about unfoii applii lUon of the death 
penalty. Although he is not Opposed to capital punishment, lie believes 
thai the iinplenx.-nt.itn m < >l de.illi pcii.ilu law ■, is often unt.ur. biased against 
minoriiies .uid people who are mentally disabled Ace irding to Justice 
Birch, if implemented .ii all, the death penalty should "be implem. Qted 
in a more foil 

Justice Birch spoke about uV I hanging tola of the Tennessee 
Supreme Court ulncli has begun to lake on incrc.isin-K difficult and 

highly eoninncrsi.ii issues suchas abortion rights, . hool funding, and 
parental rights - in recent years Medical malpractice is currently a hot 
topic Unwilling to name a specific "favorite case, ' ix- told thai "every 

case is important, because they're important to the people involved in 

Law is a tough business, but deeply fulfilling to those who arc 
passionate about it, said Justice Birch "You have to really want it. to feel 
like \ou have sornethlng to give," he advises prospective law student! 
He "always wanted to be a lawyer," and his outstanding career in the legal 
profession is ,i reflection ol his persona] goalol excellence 

lusiice Birch's speech was sponsored by the African American 
Alliance Thanks to Eric Benjamin, Directoi ol Minority \fl lira, fen .u 
ranging ,ui interview with Justice Birch. 

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Kipp's awards include a Ful- 
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National Endowment for ihe Humanities 
Fellowship She is a fellow of the Ameri- 
can Anthropological Association. She has 
served .is ,i consultant and cvaluator for 
programs in anthropology. Asian studies, 
■uid cultural studies at many universities in 
Ihe U S. and abroad, including Sewanee. 

Her husband, Richard Kipp, is 
also .m anthropologist and is serving as 
j financial consultant. They have three 
children: one married son and twins who 
•ire seniors at Oberlin College Kipp will 
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The Purple 5 

How Then Shall We Live Series 
Thomas Sullivan 

Nicole Bermel 
Staff Writer 

On Monday. March 8, Thomas Sul- 
livan concluded this semester's How Then 
Should We Live 9 Scries « nli .1 discussion en- 
titled "Are Tlicre Good Reasons to Believe in 
1 iod '" An indirect response to speaker Chris- 
topher Hitchens's discussion on the Moral 
Necessity of Atheism, Sullivan attempted lo 
re luic Hitchens's basic claims with theoretical 
arguments against atheism 

As the Aquinas Chair at the Uni- 
versity of Si. Thomas in Minnesota, Sullivan 
has written several books and articles, one of 

Which, The AgllOSth Inquirer, was the basis 

I'll Monday's discussion He began ins argu- 

iikiii discussing his personal conflict with 
religion that began as a young child The son 
nl a Jewish mother and a Catholic father, 
he wjs raised En what he called a "religious 
vacuum " When questioning his father ahout 
the existence of God, Sullivan claimed that 
his father responded by sidling, "There either 
is |.i God I 01 ihere isn't |a God), and you'll 
ciihcr believe there is or there isn't consider 
the consequences " Nonetheless, Sullivan 
lelt that within his academic studies he had 

always been toiied 10 cl se between faith 

and reason The academic world had always 
portrayed faith as on intellectual sue and thai. 
BS 1 philosopher, emph.isis was placed upon 


Therefore, it is with logic .is Ins basis 
thai he feels justified in rejecting atheism His 
foundation foi tins is a simple two-premise 

CaUSal argument Ihere ait tWO ilaims The 

in .1 is ili.ii 1 1 cosmologicolly, the world came 
into being and the second 1sth.1t 2) everything 
thai comes into being has .1 cause ITius, one 
inters thai, if these two Statements are true, 
then the world miisi have a creator How- 
ever. Ihere is no evidence Ihrough wliuli 10 

1 retel) affirm these statements. Sullivan's 

poinl however, is that while these statements 
cannoi be scientifically shown to be true, 
neither can they be shown to be false Thus, 
Sullivan claims that the atheist has no si ientific 
grounding for his behels 

In addition, he offers what is called 
the Traditional Natural Theology argument 
Which claims that the creation of the world, 
as n exists today, is a miraculous event li is 
so miraculous thai Statistically, the probability 
"l the world existing as n does is a mmisculc 
one out ot III" chances The laws of the um- 

vhm are 'too good to be true." He concedes, 
however, thai this might merely bring one to 
the belief in a grand central intelligence, which 
Is tar off from the ( In Mian conception of 
God Sullivan argues however, that it seems 
problematic to believe in an intelligence that 
created the world, hut then cared nothing for 
his creation Sullivan claimed that any such 

It's Tonya Time! 

being would feel a strong parental relationship 

to her 1 nation 

Now (hat he believes he has offered 
evidence against complete rejection of the 
existence of God, Sullivan attempts to show 
why the Bible itself can be legitimately used 
to argue for God's existence Sullivan argues 
that there is a mistake implicit in natural the- 
ology The claim is that one cannoi look at 
revelations seriously It has been understood 
that first one must discern that God exists, 
and, then, secondly one can come to believe 
that God revealed himself t<> human beings, 
lb lUpporl his view that one can legitimately 
look ai Biblical text to support the belief that 
God revealed himself, Sullivan draws upon 
Homer and the epic tradition Since Homer 
lived long before the written tradition, scholars 
had generally believed lhat it was incoherent 
to believe he could have orally composed 

such long works as the Iliad and the Odys- 
sey The limitations of human capacity were 
sufficient prool that Homer could never have 
composed, mcmori/ed. and transmitted these 
epics orally However, in the 1930s. Milman 
Perry, who was doing field work in Syna. taped 
an illiterate Syrian who recited an epic longer 
than the Odyssey Therefore, he eliminated 
the possibility lhat Homer muld never have 
physically composed his epic works Once it 
was established that there was a possibility lhat 
Homer existed scholars hjd to go back and 
examine the texl Essentially, Sullivan claims 
that you cannot settle the question of Homer 
without looking at the text. Similarly, once 
the possibility ol < rod is established, siholars 
must inspect the Bible in order to determine 
whether or not the question of his existence 
1 an he solved. 

It is ethically that Sullivan claims 
that philosophy embedded within Christian 
text is both probable and defensible Although, 
churches generally claim that their followers 
must have failh and must 1 leave to this whole- 
hearted adhesion to leaching. Sullivan believes 
thai u is the logical rcasoning-ultimately, his 
iwo-prcmise argument-thai first allows one 
to contemplate the possibility of God, before 
one can rely on text, and then faith, to see the 
probability ol the argument Then. "Why not 
sec what happens?" 


The Philosophy Club and the 
Lilly Office at Sewanee invite 

you to 
A Faculty Panel Discussion 

What's Your Style? 

How Sewanee Students Relate 

their Academic Work to 

Their Sense of Self 

Tuesday, April 20 th 
4:30 pm 

During Sewanee's Spring Break a select group of 
thirt) two luniors and seniors headed for the capital to 
participate in Career Service' Washington DC Network- 
ing Excursion Ibis excursion is an exciting program 
designed to help students polish the skills needed lo 
develop and maintain professional relationships with 
Sew .inee alumni To prepare lor the trip, these students 
attended B scries of workshops m order lo learn more 
about networking and the process ol miormanonal in- 
terviewing In addition, Career Services required each 
partic ipani to submit a weekly contact report and secure 
nl least three informational or job/internship interviews 
before luvelingtoDC While tin cm ursion is demand- 
ing al limes, the hard work ol the Students pays off This 

s, ii students conducted interviews with a variety ol 
organizations including the following: the US Depart- 

Sewanee s Career Services Maying Busy... 

ment of Defense, the Environmental Protecuon Agency. The 
Hill, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and 
the While House Moreover, a number of students found that 
their interviews opened doors lo jobs and internships in the 
DC metropolitan area. 

These DC Excursion participants, like other students on 
campus, have the unique opportunity to utilize the Tonya 
Internship Program in either Public Affairs or Economics 
to obtain funding needed lo pursue an otherwise unpaid 
internship opportunity The Tonya Internship Program al- 
lows students to work for the organization of their choice 
and it gives students considerable leverage in arranging or 
i renting an internship Furthermore. Tonya funding is open 
to all majors and class years. However, the Tonya Intern- 
ship Program is competitive, and the number of stipends 
awarded each year varies depending on the performance of 
the Tonya endowment funds In the summer of 2003. 108 
students applied for Tonya funding and 83 were awarded a 
stipend This year, with reduced funding, the competition 
will rem. mi fierce As 78 final applications were received, 
it is expected thai the Tonya Internship Committee will only 
award 50 to (SO the stipends 

With good organization and time management, applying 
for Tonya funding is simple The first step in the applica- 
tion process is to submit a preliminary proposal to Career 
Services to ensure that the internship you desire falls in the 

category of either public affairs or economics. Once the 
internship is approved, the second step is to submit a final 
application, which includes an executive summary of the job 
responsihi in ies a detailed 3-5 page proposal describing the 
nature of the internship, two letters of recommendation, an 
unofficial transcript, and most importantly, a letter from the 
internship sponsor confirming acceptance for the position. 
Applications are judged on a variety of criteria Proposals, 
recommendations, and transcripts play a role in the decision 
process Another critical factor for receiving Tonya fund- 
ing is whether or not you are able to develop a substantial 
internship that will allow you to make a contribution to the 
organization and to learn about a specific career field. 
The Career Services Networking Excursions and the Tonya 
Internship Program are two great ways for you to be pro- 
active and to create new and interesting opportunities for 
yourself. Coupled together, these two programs provide 
an avenue by which you can gain insight and practical 
experience in any field of your choice. Last year. Tonya 
participants pursued opportunities in the United States and 
in other countries, including England, Canada, Germany. 
India. Costa Rica, and Bulgana, The sky is the limn, and 
Career Services encourages each participant to dream big 
In order lo obtain more informauon about networking and 
the Tonya Internship Program, drop by or call Career Ser- 
vices at xl!21. 


Jew.. Editor V^«XV» T T I 


Newa Editor 

Golden hap. of dusty late afternoon sunlight slant 
through Convocation Hall In the gathering dusk, the reading 
lighi on the wooden podium illuminates the speaker's face with 
a warm glow Obviously accustomed to speaking in public, he 
stands ialmly behind the podium, dark tweed jacket and wild 
gmj hah gh ing him the aura ot .i nutCj birdwatcher or hiker 
His gr.ivellv pleas. on i Hoods tin -room, pouring over the 

intently listening a' -ner He reads his poems with a com- 
fortable familial t) arriul, precisely enunciated words How 

from him as he i .c i bis lift and observations with poetn 

Aithou.hi tpealu littli about himsell many of 

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his poems contain autobiographical elements. Disliking a 
si Tipied pi Og ram he chooses the poems lo read on the spur of 
the moment He cultivates a personal, informal atmosphere 
With his listeners, drawing them into the poetry. He never 
mentions u by name, but the audience knows that what he 
refer, to as "this pn/e ' is the Pulitzer. 

' K Williams, winner of numerous honors, includ- 
ing the 21XX) Pulitzer Prize (for his collection Repair), ihe 
National Book Award, the American Academy of Arts and 
Letters Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship, teaches in ihe 

creative writing program ai Princeton University On April 
1 . he gave a poetry reading at Sewanee. 

The lines of most of his poems are long, creating a 
striking visual effect on the page Often a poem will begin 
with a simple object or situation, such as two "bartered while 
shoes" or a crane lifting cars in a scrapyard, and then move 
into rich, vivid exploration of human emotion and secreis 
Throughout all of his poetry weaves a common thread of 
curiosity, his desire to comprehend and describe life 

Is the Purple Not "High-Tech 
Enough for You? 
Why not read it online? 

T" Questions With 

Recipients of a Full- 
bright & Watson 

Fullbright: Jennifer Schneider 

1. Could you describe in your own words, how you will be 
spending the next yeur? 

The Fulbnght grant 1 received is for research and part-time study at University 
of Potsdam (directly southwest of Berlin) where I will work with sociology professor 
Erhard Stoelting. My project will examine the relative integratedness of two groups ol 
immigrants in Berlin, the Turkish, andthecthnic-Gemians from the former USSR with 
the aim to assess the impact of federal policy choices on the likelihood thai members 
of either group pursue participation in the political process and citizenship This «iudy 
will entail the collection of demographics, immigration, and citizenship si. nines data 
from welfare and integration-assistance organizations, and opinion poiN l plan to study 

Turkish along the way. to belter communicate with many of the immigrants I mUSl reach 
out to. 

My soon-to-be-husband Stephen Hamilton, ol Nashville, will be accompany ing 
me t" Berlin. (He plans to study German, have time to develop and market his artwork, 
and study martial arts at the Berlin Shaolin Temple i 

2. How did you think or the idea you plan to pursue in the 
following year with the Fulbright? 

Immigration and citizenship issues base been of particular interest lo me foi 
some time The talents, experience, and perspective they bring play a crucial pan in the 
continued economic and political vitality of the United states I urope and elsewhere 
As globalizing forces increasingly dissolve national borders, Iheii abilities arc rendered 
crucial tools in the drive to produce peaceful, productive, and thriving multicultural 
democratic societies ["heir example will also serve as a model tor democratizing states 
m a world where (he existence of religious and ethnic minorities inside national borders 
are increasingly the norm My passion lor the subject is fueled in part by the recent 
surge m anti-immigrant sentiment m the U.S as well as in Europe and the policies ol 
our government to bring the entrance of political refugees to a near halt in recenl years 
1 am also inspired by the effdrts of my grandfather's family who fled Nazi Germany 
toi thechance at a new life here in the U.S.— a Ufe which I think should continue to be 
available tor oilier hardworking, freedom-loving people desperate foi an the chance in 
prove themselves 

The choice to study immigrants in Germany is a natural one foi several reasons. 
First, a great disparity exists between the treatment ol the Turkish and other nonwhitc 
immigrants in Germany and the European immigrants, particularly compared to those ol 
German descent who are accorded a special status granting them permanent residency 

and streamlined access to Citizenship Which finds parallel only in Israel Second, there 
exists a kind of urgency. I believe, m attending to the integration needs ol Muslims in 

Europe who are increasingly turning to radical Muslim organizations for redress of their 
unique grievances The Turkish in Germany, albeit famously, moderate compared to 
immigrants of other Middle Eastern countries, face particularly weak ami-discrimina- 
tion legislation and protection in Germany. Thud, familiarity with German the native 
language of most of the recently arrived ethnic-German immigrants in Germany-Fallows 
me the necessary tools tor undertaking such a project 

l have managed lo research quite a bit on the topic tor Political Sc ience classes 

at Sewanee over the past tour years I was excited to have an opportunity to expand my 

irch and develop some icai life expertise in the aiea which I may use in my careei 

in public sen ice kite i 00 

3. Now that it's time to work out the concrete details ->t 
your year ahroad. have your feelings toward the project 
changed? if so. how? 

My feelings have onl) changed in that I think the projeel is a even more 

importanl As the EU continues lo workout whai kindol protections and/oi standards 

vv ill he- made uniform lor the non-EU immigrants tt ho increasingly make up a substantial 

irtionol the population in the W eiails about the disci 

inch may exisl between th< protections afforded differeni groups inside imj 
membei states- such as Germany-take on a new importance Resides that, i di 
mon prepared lor the project as a result ol additional research l have conducted this 
pa si year. 

4. Who is your mentor in this projeel ' II you could thank 

someone lor Ins her help who would it l>e? 

I must thank Dr Charles Brocketi of P ical Science firsl and foremost foi 

encouraging me in the first place to apply l knew the odds were against me and i had 

graduate school, but thanks lo Di Brocket!, I oppl 
andwow! I ive, to thank Di BarclayWard Di SafiaSwimclai Di Elwood 

Dumi | sn anj r>. Paige Schneider of Political Science, Dr. Reinhard 

German, and Dr. Mark Preslar of Russian forpro lional support 

and encouragement and foi writing recommendation It it ilsodue 

my fiance" Stephen Hamilton 'or his enthusiastic support 

Watson: Kate Cummings 

1. How does your proposal reflect you? 

Photography has become an essential pari Ol my seeing and ol my overall 
being in the past foui years, and Buddhism has been a strong Influence in tnj 

life for many years because of my father's Buddhist practice When 1 began 
creating my proposal for the Watson. I though! 'At what other point m mv 
life will I have the opportunity to integrate whit is m.081 importanl to me 
w Hb a trip around the world' 1 " Normally 1 hesitate 10 fully commit to 
photography or to my Buddhist practice because 1 am afraid ol future 
based on what is mosl important to me but vvb.u uutoitunately. won't 
promise much money With ibis I did e\acll\ the Opposite; I put 
my heart into it and disregarded how this yeai ol exploration would benefit 
mv future career choices I had lo ask m>sell was tall) lo 
me and this lellouship rellccls lhal I am interested in phologiapliin 

a means foi connecting wiib other cultures; m\ camero -is. I - 's an 
inquisitive eye. one which actively engages me with mv sum ding With 
photograph) as my mode of connecting with the rest oi the world, i warn 10 
explore internationally bow Buddhists are interacting with others through 
compassionate service Mindfulness and understanding are cultivated by 
one's actions as much as they are by sitting silently m meditation th< 
act ol serving others therefore becomes a religious practice in itself By 
discovering the many ways thai Buddhist communities OR actively WOrkitl 
alleviate the suffering of people around them, I hope la learn bow I can be 
amorecompxssionalcandmvoUcdiiieiiiiv ol any culture into which lenwi \tthispOinl 
in my life, I lcel dial this knowledge ismore valuable ili.ui any ihinecT -c 1 could be learning 

2. How did you choose the places where you will be carrying out your proposal? 
Bach ol the countries 1 have chosen presents a unique challenge lo Us 

resident Buddhist practitioners, in Dharamsala, India 
carrying out theii practice while exiled from their home and thus the 
Source of their religious tradition Buddhists in Vietnam, although they 
belong to the country s religious majority, fac« oppression from the 
communist government in New Zealand, Buddhist practitioners are 

responsible for relaying the complexities ol the religion 10 local 
communities lhal may have had no previous eontaci with Buddhism. This 
photographic exploration is therefore not limited to the ways in which 
Buddhists engage then religious practice with local communities; I also 
hope to discover how political, cultural, and historical factors havi 
shaped the ways Buddhists in these three countries presently iniciad with 
their neighbors and surroundings There are a plethora Ol intei iclaled 
components thai influence Buddlusis' service to other., and I intend 10 
incorporate every aspect of my experience into my photograph 

ic compilation, in an effort to have a more comprehensive understand- 
ing ol what it means to oiler service as a torm ol religious practiCi 

3. What's the best piece of advice you've gotten so far in regurds to your travels? 
I've received so much helpful advice, ranging all the Way Imui 

friends to people my mom talks to in the grocery line Perhaps the mosi 

memorable advice came from a middle school teacher I met during spring 
break when dropping off my little neighbor at her 7th grade social studies 

class My neighbor had mentioned my trip to her [cachet who bad taugl 

India for three years, she came out in the ball to greet me and talk about my 
plans We were talking casually and she remarked. "Oh you're gome to be 
in India in August'' Make sure you bring lots ol sail packets " When I 
asked why she replied. "Well, that's monsoon season and you'll need sail to 
pour on the leeches thai you find on yoUl body li was ihcn that I 
realized how eXOtk these places aie to mc. and how I will inevitably 

encounter situations thai I could nevei have prepared my- 

sell lor Luckily, however. I will be armed with many s.ilt packets. 

4. Who is your mentor in this project? If you could 
thank someone for his/her help who would it be? 

I remember very vividly during my sophomore yeai sitting in Dr Pol 
office, asking him aboui geology questions At one point durin 
conversation, he lowered his voice and said, "You should star) thinking 
about applying for the Watson fellowship i bad beard ol the Watson al 
thai point, but 1 had never even considered mysell eligible - and I don't 
mean this in a negative way ai .ill I just didn't even think il i 
possibility thai applied to me [< ' i one ol those awardt thai seemed so 
unattainable and extraordinary, always pursued and received by otfai i 
people Without Di Potter's conhden [ would have never have had 

(he bell el lhal il was possible 

Dr. Sid Brown was also an indispensable sour t ol t a out i pmi til and 

motivation Scrupulously poring over many edition Si, she 

unflinching in bei commitment as a leachei and a tnend Pradip Maldc. 

the person who introduced mc tO photography and In- gift foi seeing, 

inded mc during my many moments ol uncertainty He was the one who helped 
i submitted to the Watson t ommittee and bis insightful 

ence has been .i uuiet hut steady guide for meev, i -nice the dav I visiled S. 

as a perspective Without the support of these people, i would not be taking this trip 
thai will change mv life ibev will forevei bcasourceol happiness and 

opi ni 


A8 1 


Exetusives: Sewanee: Uniwstiy of the South 
Newspa per Promotes Sex to Students 

$srisl Repot 

By DavtlvV Virtue 

SEWANEETN-Sewmr Purple tv Mach 2 cssue sniirt DL-wfuprof 

die University of the Smith. College ol VnNartlSvMM^isiWttdalmoxi 

ennruly m nffinning SBCOUtadeoJ marriage with aruck> mi eimdmn use 

and "how to' photographs bribe sexual]) backward. 

Hie lop ten tides in the issue include an Idiot's I luidetol singt mxkxnx' 

' cou do iiB (bt dummies'. 'Have a Hinx-iunc wnh Trojan Man the 

IxiwdownontheUpliijdr SexRcHBelion lOLSafcScs 101 NoGJovi 

NoLove. Cmidmns 'll* slippery Tnith Hot] ovin I owsLaytex'.Txl 

tneGaOTincsKnk- Un with protection', 'Sticking ll 1 'pfa v-wanee' 

line is a photo d a hand holding an .imtkul penis with insouctionsan 


An article, oovenng the entire u f> half afone pngt msui Cts ■Jmlaiis . n the 

■jKofcaodams [Trarticlcnotonl) urfssstudentsto' be safe but includes 

ireanjciK*M>iti»;mi»j|:i-.niiin. and detaUed nature about how the) vimuld 

k- put on, ntonnabon canpnring various brands ,ukI styles and advice 

ahma vvtullndnifthey 'failed 

Tlic University <>i u«. smnh is the Episcopal < hurdi'sonl) univeno) .md 
is iisJcnsihlv .1 iitstituiimi with ,1 fmirtiry ( trains nx-n ,md 
women (brthe pne-sti»««i 

A VntuiMiN reada and recta who spotted the outragt wrote saying I 
Inmd h doubly lUrageu*. coniing hi in iIl- sinLn ivwsprxr of B crurriv 
i»ivncdinMiruttiLv\ was founded « ilh the stated objective ol 
fostering ( Ihristian virtue " 

The rest of the newspapet is extreme!) lewd l here is .1 sec- 
tion entitled ' Purple Personals' which includes ads thai .ire 
solicitous .uid crude On other pages there is a man on the 
street' poll with the headline ITu Da) the Pom Died" (aka 
went limp in iin night) 

\ photograph ol 1 woman is captioned, "Well, sometimes 1 
gel 11 through my cell phone so I'm prett) much covered 
Iks Patrick, is l lie Purple Cow delivered like thai too these 
da) 1 •'" 

Another photo features Benor laying I think wilhoul pom my 
brother would ix verj upset very violent and he'd have lashed 
oui without porn 

A third photo features o young m.uid.Hii-j bizarre dungs with his 
hands and eyes with the caption If you can" **onWU is. you 
should tx- able ««»!«« >k at \» im « ithi >ul tec hies and netwi irking 
usurping my hirtliriL'hi 

Another article titled. "Flaccid Sewanee" by Madame X reveals 
dralSovanee had briefly shut down porn access, but a call bs the 
Editor-in-Chiel ol the newspaper to Dr Vicki Sells, Head of the 
ATC quickly rectified the situation with whal was tantamount to 
.in apology b) Sells, who s.ud. that the pom was "accidentally" 
turned off due to a glitch in the system 
'Sewanee was taking no internal efforts to monitor our Internet 
noted the newspaper editor." The brief!) absconded 
pom privileges were quickly restored. 

It turned 1 ml that the erogenous, or rather erroneous action was 
dew. . .'I the ATC lab installing a Net Cache hie In computer 
talk, that hie allegedly makes your computer fastei for brows- 
ing, wrote the editor 

"At around 8:03 the next morning, all systems were alert and 
ready to go. So the problem was aborted, and now we know the 
truth: Sewanee reall) isn'l so flaccid 

There is also an interview entitled "Atheism on the Moun- 

Some of the boy seeks girl and vise versa ads include such 
choice liiie~ as Tall blonde. Sophomore TKP 1 have something 
of yours that I know you'll like to have 
1 bac k » Meet me in the KZ at 9pm - The Colonel." 
\ mi 1 his "Wanna improve your fluency? I am a cunning German 
linguist. Seeking American Irauhn to spend "cool" Sewanee 
nights with Let me conquer your heart 1 #2403 
The editor "I the newspaper explained on the editorial page 
that the changes had been made in response to a number of 
complaints from readers who said they found the paper in its 
previous slate "vanilla bland" "The publication had under- 
gone a radical overhaul m terms of design and layout since the 
last time I had seen it." said a former student 
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ARebuttalTo Mc Virtue's Article 

1 have ju : die Purple faxed to me in no less than ) 

undergrads 1 have read the issue it is noi entirel) nor even 
is the majoril) oi the issue about sex Nor and I might 
be jaded b) the fat 1 1 m a 1 len > ei do 1 find a majorit) 
"i thi papei lewd I'm also quite surprised that no one 
has soughi to ask the editoi 01 fac ult) ol the Purple aboul 
tins (•.sin Sewanee onl) seems to make the news when 
something goes amis 1 vi yet to see anyone promote 
hei « inn she does things thai teat h oui to the communit) 
ot 10 the church 

1 think it is .1 grave mistake to saj thai the Mountain 
promotes sex because ol ai mosl two pages (total prim 
amount) in the Purple Further, 1 m nol certain d anyont 

has lead ,m\ olhei collegiate newspapers- hut Scw.uiee 5 

is certain!) 'tame compared to secultu andothei religious 
institutions lb base the! niverist) standards and beliefs 

'ue article is simp) sill) 11 1 wen to base m) beliefs 

ol iiu 1 -pi 11 opal Church on General Convention, Id be 
tall 1 1 1 •_• to Koine 01 the Russian I Irthodox church b\ now 

and would have 1.. signed niv BpiSCOpa] Olden 

1 cannoi saj thai during tnj time ai Sewanee I ever rc- 

membei thl Univeisiiv piomoling nilerncl pom- but I 

would assume thai the student have the right to do whal 

the) please even on the uileinel within ihe law ol the 
land ll Ihe I iiivcimIv was 10 slan filtering Content we 

mighi as well go through the librarj and start throwing oui 

1 ks because the) aren tall sound or the) might promote 

thought thai is noi inline with Christian thinking iThercis 
one in particular that torn Ward made us read "Mystical 
I tieolOg) could we stan with thai oik '1 I 111 sorry- but 

even as an orthodox priest this sounds far to much to me 

like we re going 10 tell the students how to think and act 

Whal happened to tree will ' Alter talking with ihe editor 
Ol lh( Purple- the reason lor the article being placed 111 

there was thai some students were risking wh) pom (among 
olhei things 1 was being tillered The Purple is a forum for 
ideas and thoughts While ii may not k the mosl brilliant 
idea discussed, it is their rights, as students 10 ask rhe 
Purpli dee ided to publish il in a light hearted manner The 
Univeristy, however, is NOT pushing pom God does 
noi force Himself on us. as Christians we don 1 have the 
right to impose out moralit) on others- 1 sen students at 
an 1 piscopal univci lit) 

1 pie, in the past has published numerous articles on 
a excellent program called' rhe( Mechumenatc "which is 
ioi all practical purposes, tconJlnnauon class tor the enure 

1 communit) No oni talks about the hard work 

thai the chaplains (] iv au,\ ordcicdl do m ,,n iiMeasincIv 

seculoi societ) Sewanee 's triumph • remain silent, but she 
gets hung on ever) negativi issui ["he Purple talks about 

ever) aspect ol dail) life in Sewanee both religious and 
secular Yel no one seems to notice the little Purple "ben it 
does great things such as helping Families when theii houses 

burn down, helping find homes b.r siiav n.ils 01 an) ol 

the olhei brilliant works 

Incidentally- the photograph is nol ol a woman but ol in 

undergraduate male. 

Interestingly enough, the article Atheism on the Mountain 

was jhout a speakei who was tunded b> a I ilv ( uanl Se- 
wanee has never mandated thai the students on the Moun- 
i.nn be- Episcopal or even Christian It the) arc Mheists 
Muslim Hindu. Jewish whatvei. I would hope dial thev are 
loved and accepted regardless So that the Christians on 
the Mountain could infact preach the Gospel withoul words 
and that the) could see infact, "how these Christians love 

One .mother ll wui base ihe general Sewanee Populous 

on this one bil ol print then you n trussing out on lomi 
iniiv wonderful people 

iristians we are called to love them- to point oui tin 
to e.dl them into repentance us 1 The Universit) does 
infact promote Christendom The Purple is a student run 
newspaper tor the students it is noi a theological treat) ii 
isn t something published in ( IiukIi Publishing, it is 
legiatc newspapet thai talks aboul Ihc lift ol the campus \ 
campus that has its struggles and its triumphs like an) other 
academic institution Roman priests and professoi teaching 

al Roman institutions have often been sacked beCOUSC Ol 
their thoughts and idea-. \r,. we headed lhal wa\ ' 

I am deeps disappointed with the wa) Virtuosit) handled 
this as it appears thai vet) little research was done on this I 
think it is quite misleading and someol the quotes arc taken 
wav oui oi context 11 it were ihe facult) newsletter, the 
si R something from 1 PM- I could understand everyone 
up in arms But this is the Sewanee Purple a vol 
legiate newspaper ih.u brightens tin days ol students (both 

undergrads and [hcologs) and is meant to be a lorum lor 
Ihe students 10 ai their own thoughts and VOlCCS Sewanee 

was never meant to moke cookie cutter people ll wosmeani 

10 form people Pan ol loimalion is ihinking and making 

choices- Sewanee allow-, everyom (0 grow and to make 
theii own choices Rnall) it isn'l on artificial penis- it is 
a bananna I'm almost certain ii cami bom McClurg 
-EQB 1 iev Garland t:<m>2 

A Pertinent Sample of 
David Virtue's 

Modus Operandi: 

Mr. Virtue Gets It 
Wrong Again 

Andre Ttevaihan.C49 

Once again David Virtue has pieced tosstoi^miirNnuTCsJiiv?s 
andmi3Epes i ^^ re ^ W Q 1 ^^ wc j is ^^ N ^,^ f]^^. 

lus tanst r, Lcrel CteimeL RiD, the pnsxJentomrjgnsaveEpisav 
piliarsirf Ptasrxirgn, \vho irtainti^ 

oi anmng c<her things, rxrfry, public affittrs. the Epw^pd amdi. 
cornputer science, and language Apparently David Virtue needs 
sorrelessmimrealiiigficuiin VtrujesniiSn^esenlatwn"Rti^ui^i 
snippets nxmi Damd's web sile and a long quote fioni an articfc bj 
;ini J tj^ocnserv<«^rj|csger,aira Jchnsm Vntuequ*xl 

homaDamd short story about stbu^nxea\v*c«recc«ni3n!:tle 
diltaenceb^veenlicucnaiidcTdvoc^ Jolmsoneiigagedinliisovvn 
Ibrm of aeaove ficuoa putting m quctsim marks \vhat ft thaiglrt.i 
Ixihh suppcrung tndusivity m the Eptsxspal Chnrch (like Deuivl) 
\«xtld say Virtue quotes Johnson s fcuunal stuaTtnts as tl v actual 
\vrjtrJsofDennel k*nsOTwrrainav^tiM\voulddera 
reader Virtue fell mto the trap. 

Rrthe record, Dt Darnel has .staled tla he does ntf" .uphold 'ircest 
Chnaje can \\^ abatt mitioer uilhM 
does get ott ttaig n^ ProgressiwEp^ 
tndusve oganizaioa It \\elcomes afl who are nueresied in nan- 
tunn^the traditional huddle way" of the Iqpscopul Qundx and ns 
rtraitershpiiviuisa ttwdenrss. J 

N\niJehikhTigdilleringrjten^retiJarfcrf^ -rheorETmiTiH 

lion ft iw wodanj. to unseat Bthop Duncan, but rah* lias tried to 
wan the Btshop agamst taking actions thai might provide wxa^ 


Forum For Your 


Etkl i issue, die Editorial Stciffrull be anting theconrmrit) )to share itsownexperi- 
aicesinvohmgtne IMversi^uiKMjnstBi^aiangningpmfftmma bnf& ^g 
libendamtvllege. TJu\ week, W.Jans, G*xbnovi, Don 1,1,-1 the Lily 'Ihubgkul 
Exploration ofMxation, speaks caie&^(andphikaophkx^)(ixiUtS-BXmdieba 
issecflhePu^. He questions hnvdosefyfa 
to our unconscious questions end desires 

"Purple" Pages and EROS 

In a recent issue, The Purple was replete with discus- 
sions, advertisements, and comments referring to 
human seaia%, some cfthmiaclmit^^ Itoldthe 

editor that she got many ofher negatiw (and positive) notices from 
those people who tend to read just the front and back pages of every 
newspaper. MostofthecontmtsofthefeatiiresinMtedahumorous 
or jocular approach to the topic, which is, often enough, welcome in 
our sometimes too-uptight discussions of sexuality. 

But I would like to suggest that there is another dimension to this dis- 
cussion Itis best represented byan idea ftomSigmund Freud, that 
"we display outrageously and obsessivelythat which we do not fully 
pesess or have deeply at our disposal." This formulation is from 
Thomas Moore's TheSoulqfSex, recommended leading for anyone 
who wishes to move to a deeper appreciation of this part of our lives. 
Moore - not the Irish poet or the English Catholic martyr-buta 
2r//2i a century American therapist, theologian, and musicologist 
has written in another work that the greatest loss to our society is our 
"loss of soul" By1rris,heisrefeniigtocuraIl-too-liter^ 
when discussing issues encompassing sex, economics, politics, and 
ves,religion Our frames Preference oftendenote a pre<iccupa- 
tion with the bottom line and with results and less with an actual 
engagement of life. And in the above-named areas we see 
the results: in economics which often operates as if people 
did not matter (apologies to Fritz Schumacher), politics that 
is geared toward sound bites but shies away from a genuine 
engagement of issues and of the democratic process, and 
religion that is unable to balance being compassionate with 
being "right" 

So, too, with our sexuality. The personal ads that appear in 
newspapers and on-line the invitations to phone-chat ("Call 
.lnytime - talk for as long as you want") and other instru- 
ments for intimacy and access to pleasure and 'fulfillment" 
are often masks for our deepest hungers and longings. I am 
not saying anything that any of us haven't heard in multiple 
contexts before but say it again if only to raise the question: 
why can't we dwell genuinely and freely on what we most 
desire with regard to eros? Or have we identified fulfillment 
with what suits us immediately? 

What T.S. Eliot refers to as "the disturbance of the spring" 
brings to the surface many of these longings and desires, 
and the rituals that accompany our desire will multiply. 
And that has to be recognized as a good thing because 
within the mechanics of dating, courtship and relationships 

lay possible life-long commitments, the formation of 
families with then - natural legacies that will bring who-knows- 
whom into the world OrthesenwsimplybringalKeparts 
ofaireehesvvhich have been unconscious - or which 
we never before recognized. In any event, there 
is a certain enchantment involved when talking 
about and moving in the realm of love, 

But enchantment assumes the engagement of 
our souls. It cannot be sustained by dwelling 
exclusively on the literal, the physical. Perhaps 
the humorous quality to so many "personals is 
precisely in their "outrageous and obsessive" lan- 
guage that dwells on the physical, on the highly 
precise requirements of the seeker. Still, one 
sees therein (and here's the down side!) human 
beings and relationships advertised as commodi- 
ties rather than cherished, as philosophers from 
Aristotle to Kant to Buber would hold, as ends in 
themselves. Our disappointed discovery of this 
may be a gateway to understanding that "spiritu- 
ality and sexuality [might] come from the same 
place," as the Rev. Rebecca Stevens related to 
students in the Summer Discernment program 
last year. 

Personal ads testify to another characteristic of 
this realm and that is play. Their play on words 
and other ploys signify an engagement of "the 
game," a recognition that the fun begins just by 
putting yourself out there and seeing who re- 
sponds. Or they may represent the activity of a 
speculator who, out of sheer whimsy, engages 
this market with no hope (or wish) for any re- 
turns. But the game is only fun if. as C.S. Lewis 
once said, the players take one another with the 
utmost seriousness, have a singular regard for 
each person's sacred quality. 

Every age must re-discover the ways of relating. 
"Personals" may be one of these paths of discov- 
ery. They are a possible means to amusement, 
a way of laughing about something so daunting 
and risk-filled as love. But maybe there are other 
paths. Perhaps what we might also need is an 
expanded notion of eros. If, as Thomas Moore 

suggests eros, al heart, means 1 ultivating life 
as an act of love," then so many aspects ol oui 
could find their inclusion here Having 
1 are, showing attentiveness and tendei n 
might take on . 1 newer, more vibrant meaning 
ifwe could see acts of the ordinary thro 
the lens of eros. The many lovesofoui lives 
might be fed with an expansion of our "erotic 

Just ask those students on the Spring Break 
Outreach tups how often they felt the] wen 
"falling in love with the people the) met and 
worked with. And how many ol you will go 
from your baccalaureate into graduate pro 

grams, impelled as much by sheer love ol 

learning as von are by shaping a < areei and a 
living for yourselves? Still others will goon 
to forms of work in which it takes a certain 
erotic energy, a loving engagement with the 
profession or vocation to sustain a presence to 
the work they will do. In short, eros implies 
a more than genital commitment of commit- 
ment there be). It is the informing energj that 
enables a loving interaction with the whole oi 

This spring, you may not he railed into am 
particular form of love life or to a romantic 
rendezvous. But the lack of this should not 
be misread as a total loss or absence oi eros 
Spring has a way of reminding us that we are 
each being called into the mysterj ofourownl 
love sustains us and to recognize opi x >rt 1 u lities for gftil \g 1 1 v 
sameinn^imr.vvlKtr»toapartkularot/ki 01 tosome 
thingasmtmdarKashuimiKtlK , raiihin.i^iRkii.|uuiung 
bemmipededhyanxiivwintn nxxxL < li youm 5 allow 
vtMiHJftimelortlial sudden flash of insighl tltil enables 
\i*iti 1 siv\t*ir life in larger trims Wliateui tln-tnmi. 
thereisnioie0tJsattxirtingertips.nKirekMMii(Hii 'fives 
than we suspect IbediNeovm ofnusniysten cannviitum 
someouximitrafteuus obsessions- or a1 least lift the 
veil which hides so much of the good alreadj 
under our noses 

Michael Reed of 
Duke to Speak 
at Annual Ebey 
Math Lecture 

On Monday April 19. ihe Mathematics and Computer Science Department will K 
suiting die annual Sherwood Bbey Lecture in Auditorium u 7:30 pm. ilm 
year's guesi lecturei will be Michael C. Reed, PhD. Duke University Bithop-Macdeimoa 
Ruuily Professor ol Mathematics Professor Reed will be pre) ilk endued 

■cvn Metabolism, Mathematics, and Public Health." tlw lecture will examine the use 
ofmathemarical models to understand metabolic mechanisms thai linkdietaq habits to 
Urn development of cance/ 1 hr wo, k is essential forme developmento public 

health policies and early intssrvention in the treatment and prevention of cancel fa ac- 
eordance with the goals of the Ebey Lectureship, this talk will be targeted at a general 
audience \ reception for Professor Reed will follow hjs lecture. 

In addition to the lecture on mathematical models and cancer. Professoi Reed will 
present a talk about "Probability Theory and Neurobiology." This mil 

Me ihai, nob. hlintheorvpl.ns in making sense ol how the brain utiliA -s auditor, n 
neurons m the transmission ol Inlormalion that requires high leveb oi |irecision The 
•ware will also be on Mondaj ai 3 30 in Woods Lab- Room BO. 

TV-uiuuijIShnuo.ull-.bevLccllireiS.UleriJ.nwallchiasliiphou.MHiL' I 

ins Bbey The goal ol the lectures is 10 present mathematical!) sound Unas in ■ rnuaei 
">a< makes them ..1 cessible to 1 general audience 

The Freshman 


Almire Sadik 

smoking at Sewanee 

Coming back from ihe pub, 1 noticed thai 
l recked ol cigarette smoke 1 wasn'l oi all 
surprised bj the smell, for il had become a 
pan of Sewanee Von walk 10 class and you 

Will notice kids hovering oulsidc ol DuPoM 
Librar) sharing smokes and talking ODOUl 
Who Slepl with whom or who ended up in the 

hospital las) nighl after a weekend ol partying 
100 hard I don't smoke, but man) ol the kid* 
.11 Sewanee do and this norm has become a 
trend among the freshmen Alone with North 
face rainbows, and pearls, smoking is just 
another pan Sewanee I've come 10 expect 
\s .1 freshman I can easil) saj thai finding 
friends and fitting m is bard Smoking can 

make il easier tor Ireshmen (0 fil in and main 

have started 10 smoke because everyone else 

seems lo be doing il Duiiiik a eonecrt at Lake 

Chesion. I was offered 8 t igarette and even 

though I had been adamant nOI 

look ihe cigarette and— to m) horror— almost 

vomited right then and there Afterwards, I 

vowed never again to smoke anothei i 

just because I wanted to fil in Aftei talking 

to some ol m) friends who smoke. I I i 

that they began smoking atier coming to Se- 
wanee When asked why. man) told me il was 

the) w allied to III ll Some li 

fail to realize the ri irettes. We've 

been told rep eslung 

cancer, emphysema, chronic bronchitis and 
even a hair, tongue but it gl- 
and oui the otbei Man) just presume thai it's 

ling i" happen to diem until il actual!) 
does 01 unli I in* falls ill 01 dii 

■ irettes Having lost m) gi mdfathi 
chronic bronchitis aftei smoking foi n 

I have come to find thai thi ri i an n i 
worth Ihe instant gratific ation on< g< I from 
smoking I realized hoi to I m 

addicted and mam on CampUS ahead) h 

hard time quitting Seniors I've come > 
tell me that they're hoping toq 
but it the) can i quil now what make them 
think (he) II be able to quit after lh< I 

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iiiai everyone in the South unokei bul thai 

doesn't make n ok. is Man) ol lh< fh ihmi n 

talked to like to smoke because il m 

mvei lation with othei gathi redo 

loi a smoke II >ou CM I 01 llion 

wiihoul a cigarette in your hand, why make 
convei -ii a id ' 

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all I'm saying is that I 

to make conversation oi in in 10 before you 

light up, ihmk aboul the t oi 

known loo man) people who've fallen » ictim 

to c!j i I'm sure thai ii the people 

lied due to the h.i/ ud-. ol 1 

were able to tell us i mi i 

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met ps perfect-well, almost. In fact, il can be difficult at tunes 10 imagine living anywhere else. Wihoul even lis own exit oil Interstate 24, Sewanee is rather j 
on n mountain lumninded by nature, and sometimes it is easy lo forget that we are part of a bigger picture. Sewanee is part of a stale that is part of nation th..i is p* 
communil) We might not have television in our dorm rooms, but that does not mean that we should be ignorant of the events going on around us. So here are some 
world and state events foi February foi those who genuinely care about the news and for those who just want something interesting to talk about at the fraternity pa' 


World News 


4.59 Minutes 

Hen hi folks I Lvei wanted to be able to sound completely informed about everything 
with ,i .immini i>i effort oi intellectual ability? This article is for you. Because the 
Purph isn't published dail) or week!) you won't find the latest developments in the bin Laden 
nidi and seek ot Britney's romance hte tgo watch TV at the Pub for the updated news), but if 
you take a few minutes to read 'Ins article, you'll have a much better idea of why Haiti's ousted 
pre idenl lean Bertrand \m-h.Ic is lunging out in Jamaica, and how iguana farms may help El 
Salvodoi ei on s 

Lei i. in, In., tobomc Quick quiz What country is directly to the north of the United 
States ' 1 1 mi It's the second largest in the world in terms of land. If you guessed Puerto Rico. 
w'n ii wrong try Canada It - n cold place and definitely a county to beware of The Cana- 
dian Prime Ministei Paul Martin, surreptitiously leads his people in suspicious acts of. well. 

i ictl) what the Canadians are doing, but it's definitely suspicious. Look at the 

< I idem i I Ine national language is not enough for the power-hungry Canadians Instead, they 
havenvo rhey like moose &nd there's a leafon their flag. What's up with that'' 

International (Monde) 

On the innriiiiig oi M.ikIi 1 1, simultaneous explosions in Madrid, Spain killed over 

,| "' people mil ivi'iiiuk-il re than 900 others Within days, officials began lo pursue leads 

toward both the Basque tepat ItiSI group I I \ and al Qaeda The attacks took place just days 
bi fore general elections in Spain, suggesting the possibility of a new, politically charged tactic 
ol tenroi groups worldwide - use of carefully timed terrorist attacks to influence elections and 

i 'i down entire governments I he traged) in Madrid is widely believed to be one of the many 

ii, tors in th( defeal ol Crime Minister Jose Maria Anzar's conservative Popular Party. 

Ybu mighl DOI heai muc h about the Darfur region of western Sudan, but it's the site of 
what "in i iiiiiii Nations official termed the greatest humanitarian crisis in the world nght now In 

Btal pt to escape a possible campaign ol ethnic cleansing by Arab militias, apparently backed 

bj Sudan - government, B 10.000 African tribes have fled their homes. For years, Africans and 
\i ilis in the region have clashed ovei .mess to good land Last year, when two African groups 
begin i n bellion againsl the existing regime the government apparently responded by giving 

\i al litias in i hi.. a support The UN estimates that I O.(KX) civilians have been killed in the 

Darfui COnflicl solar \n additional I lo.lMHi have tied to neighboring Chad. Sudan suffers 
from a second WOI a conflict between the north and south After 20 years, peace talks for the 
north south battle flnallj appeal hopeful 

i hi. hi. i is reportedl) engaged in an attempt to ship tons of excess snow to the Sahara. 

rnthei than jusi letting il mell in the streets The environmental effects of snow m the world's 

i desert would be immediate and severe, says one anonymous expert from the National 

I n./uii, i 

In another hot pan ol the world, rebellion in Haiti recently shifted into a widespread 

uprising Haiti occupying about a third of the island of Hispaniola in the Caribbean Sea, has 

tbjo ttol niii.l Mau involvement for over a decade Ten years ago. in 1994. President 

I -lint lend .in invasion ol Haiti to restore President Jcan-BertrandAnstidetopower(hehad 

iverthrown several months earlier) and reinstate a democratic government. The decision 
wasunpopulai bui initially successful -Aristide resumed leadership, American and international 
forces began to retrain Haiti I corrupt police force, and within two years, almost all American 
troops wi '■. gone 

Happj ending? Notquite While Americans basked in the glow of their apparent ac- 
complishments Haiti I fragile democracy crumbled. Anstide. distrustful of the police, estab- 
lished militias instead, one ol which gave itseli the pleasant name of the Cannibal Army Last 
I. ill il» leadei ol the I annibal Army was killed, allegedly by an Anstide supporter. Growing 
disseni exploded into a full scale rovoll in February, when Anstide was whisked into exile by 
t nited States securit) Officials \n interim government led by Prime Minister Gdrard Latortue, 
uppointed in earl) March plans to investigate alleged abuses committed by the Aristide govem- 
in, ni and eventually build a criminal case againsl Aristide 

1 an. kI.i foi no apparent reason, is being closely monitored in regards to the Haiti 
Crisis \ high ranking 1 S Official, speaking on condition of anonymity, explained, "Of course 
we ii scrutinizing ( anada Who's going to tmst a bunch of people whose national symbol is 
ih, 1 1. i 

Sis nations on urn Dtly involved in talks to son out North Korea's nuclear weapons 
mi ftilks began in \ngust. ,md the United States, China. Japan, Russia, and the two Koreas 

id round ol discussion on February 25 The United States, along with the other 

Vsian nations on the panel, leeks complete, verifiable, and irreversible" dismantling of North 
Kan a nut leal programs Although Pyongyang remains wary of the United States goals for 
dismantling I hinesi I oreign Minister Li Zhaoxing stated that North Korea's attitude toward 
the talks remains positive In an encouraging move, the Koreas conducted planned reunions of 
famil) members separated during the 1950-53 Korean Wai in late March However. Canada is 
currentl) undei investigation tot alleged!) monitoring the talks through their chief undercover 

Igl in lacques Beavei' Bond 

National News 

National (Etats-Unis) 

Record gasoline prices are expected to soar even higher in the coming summer months Oil 
experts predict that summer prices for gas will increase from the current record of $1 74 a gallon to 
S2 a gallon. Oil supply is decreasing - due in part to the Iraq war - as demand is increasing with 
economic recovery in the US and Asia. Since higher gas prices cause higher transportation prices for 
merchandise, some economists believe that the cost of consumer goods will increase Gas prices may 
already be hampering the "jobless recovery" of the US economy Canada, too, faces rising gas prices, 
but they measure gas in cents per liter, which is very confusing (the Canadian average price of $0 74 
per liter is comparable to US prices) 

Amendments to the United States Constitution have set presidential term limits, given women, 
A fncan- Americans, and 18-year-olds the right to vote, established a presidential line of succession, and 
even (gasp) abolished liquor (later repealed, obviously). On the slate now is a proposal that gets a bit 
more up close and personal - a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage A drastic measure, 
the amendment is far easier announced than actually enacted - chances of an amendment making n 
through Congress in an election year are slim at most Surprisingly, although a majority of Americans 
oppose same-sex marriage, they are evenly split over whether to amend the Constitution John Kern 
Mr Bush's likely opponent in the presidential election, opposes same-sex marriage but supports ci\ il 
unions between gay couples. Vice-President Cheney, who also supports civil unions, is in a far more 
awkward position One of his daughters is openly gay. 

Canada, meanwhile, is surreptitiously attempting to introduce a Constitutional amendment al 
lowing mated moose full civil rights and automatic naturalization. "The audacity of these mooscs. ..urn, 
meeses.uh meese . .? Anyway, whatever they are. they're undermining the definition of mamage 
and destroying the entire American lifestyle And they smell really gross." announced an unnamed 
source from the United States government. 

And speaking of politics, what's up with Nader'' The champion of the little person, who drinks 
grapefruit juice, takes on automobile giants, and slightly resembles Oscar the Grouch ( without the green 
fur), has relumed to the field of candidates in 2004 - this time without the backing of the Green Party 
Or anyone, apparently. Nader's candidacy is far more controversial this year than in 2000. causing even 
his former supporters to scatter. Regardless of what you think of his politics or reasons for running, 
you have to be impressed by his stamina. Nader celebrated his 70"' birthday in February. 
Reportedly, Canada is the main source of Nader's funding. Our northern neighbors are involved in a 
top-secret operation to undermine United Stales elections in preparation for a complete takeover of all 
American toothpick manufacturing plants. 

Random Interesting Facts (Les I aits Interessants Fails au Hasard) 

So. did you finish 
in 5? If not, keep 
reading your books! 

Kan dom Interest New ; 

31 Seconds 

To learn to resolve international conflicts, we first have to learn to resolve conflicts in our own 
homes. Household debate tends to center around a very special room - salle de bams, the water closet Or 
simply "the can." if you're a bit more crude. In a mentorious service to humanity. Moen, Inc.. a leading 
maker of plumbing fixtures, commissioned a marketing research group to determine Americans' pet peeses 
in bathroom behavior. The nationwide survey of 2.000 people bared the facts about what really pisses people 
off in the bathroom The top findings: 1 Not replacing a used-up roll of toilet paper 2 Leaving globs ol 
toothpaste in the sink (Tie) Leaving spots on the mirror 4. Leaving dirty clothes on the floor. And. although 
not specifically covered in the survey, female preferences as to the positioning of the toilet seat are certain!) 
a factor 

Iguana meat, consumed in countries throughout Central America for centuries, is now showing 
up as a delicacy on a growing number of North Amencan menus. The iguana meat market in El Sals a J" 
provides jobs and a way to grow food while preserving the tropical rain forest Supposedly, the meal tastes 
similar to chicken, but stronger and tougher It retails for about $14 a pound. 

Graduating this year? Be happy Employers are expected to hire 12 7 percent more graduates 
this year than in 2003. according to a recently released survey by the National Association of Colleges and 
Employers (NACE) Starling salaries are also up from last year, with computer engineering topping the lisl 
at $53,100. Money's not what it's all about (right''), but jobs are good to have 

Meanwhile, the Canadians continue lo threaten the stability of the world by merely exisung. Under 
the iron rule ot Paul Martin, they persistently engage in such menacing behavior as shoveling snow, play- 
ing hockey, and ending every other sentence with "eh " But their most heinous, and too often overlooked 
crime against humanity is their insistence on pronouncing the last letter of the English alphabet "zed " The 
alphabet, as every educated American knows, ends with "zee" (alternate pronunciation "zae " if you K 
from the South) So be wary, and never hesitate lo ask someone to recite the alphabet when in doubt ol 
their true loyalties 

Sources: New York Times. New Yorker. Christian Science Monitor. Canadian Bacon (directed by Michael 

Editor's note: The author of the above article is under surveillance after exhibiting Canadian tendencies 
(namely; wearing shorts to run in January, possessing an uncanny knowledge of maple tree anJ 
obsessing over Moose Tracks ice cream) Disciplinary measures will be taken immediately if she announces 
her engagement to a Mountie or is heard to comment. "So. what do you think Of them Maple 

Leafs, eh?" 

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Staff Writer 

Katie Wells Swims into A Medal 

You may have seen Katie around 
campus biking, studj ing, or relaxing 
at Stirling's or the Blue Chair Maybe, 
you happened upon her watching prole-. 
sional ice-skating or the Wonderboys hei 
favorite movie, in the Hoftnian commons 
room You may know her as the friendl) 
student always concerned for the safet) 
of others. Perhaps, you didn't know Katie 
is a competitive paralympic swimmer 
Recently, this Russian Studies majoi has 
more (6 talk about than Checkov and 
Solzhenitsyn. she just won a silver medal 
for the 200-mcier breaststroke in the I S 
Paralympics Trials ■ 

I met Katie in line to meet 
Abraham Verghese authoi o( The Tennis 
Partner, oui freshman assigned reading 
As we talked about the book and mused 
about what to say to the author, Katie told 

me how deeply the book and Us characters 

affected hei When I looked into her face 

1 realized she was crying Someone else in 
hue asked her why she only had one arm 
(birth delect ) It w as only then thut I real 
i/ed l was speaking to someone differently 
abled SO expressive was Kane's character 
I recently got the chance to catch 
up with the athlete in an interview conduct- 
ed through email. 

When did you find out you won a medal 
at the U S Paralympics Swimming I rials 

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Sev^nse S tages wilhlmagp- 

" Language about the SoUhs negativity 

"^URPLE PREDICTOR Published with Permission from 
Chattanooga Times Free Press 

By Done Turner Staff Writer 
SEWANEE. Tenn - A new marketing 
plan lor the I'mvcrsity ol the South has 

some alumni and students concerned that 

administrators are lr\ ing to distance ihe 
college from its Southern heritage 

I h( 61-page plan endorsed by the 
university's Board of Regents this spring 
calls lor a labeling of the 1 50-year-old 
college as Sewanee The I DJVersil 

the South." Early versions ol ihe market' 
ing plan, developed by I.ipman Heame 
Inc of Chicago, talk about the Souths 
negative image and troubled history Ol 
race relations " 
"Our research has resealed Ihe Soulh 

removed from Univeisitys 

can often raise negative associations before it sparks 
positive ones so the wcakci us connection wuii the 
university • name the better. " the report states 

Sophomore (Catherine Kane said many student. Jo 
not support using the marketing name 

[he University ol the South is who we are and 

there's a lot ol tradition and importance in Ihe name.'' 
the Wyoming resident said 

The Sewanee I'urple. the university newspaper, had 
j special section on the topic a lew weeks ago The 

piece included letters irom concerned univei sil 

porters who called Ihe marketing plan ' disgraceful." 
irresponsible" and 

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-About That "Joke," The Purple... 

Kim Hubbard once said, "Don'l knock the weather; mnc- 
lenlhsol the people couldn't start a conversation if It didn't 
changi once in awhile ' Is I sit here in a humid office with 
thundei clapping outside, laying out ihc last 2 pages oi this 
final edition! I begin i" think thai the weather ai Scwancc is 
iin.iiK changing - that is. journalistically In essence, sum. 
i becami editoi I have itrived to create a forum for free 
thought Yes let's just open!) confess iiui this forum, The 
s, warn ' Purplt . is an all "in joke \n il i- (I'm being honest) 
is pinionated hodgepodge ol cluttei thai ai the very leust 

■ li .1 . |ub Mills 

The other day, 1 heard a Student say that the Purple 
lional i laughed shrill) .m the notion because 
i iu Purph thai vanilla bland" paper of the past several 
ir the first time drumming up controversy In 2 
editions we covered the untouchables sex, drugs, and a name 

We are nol the National Enqulrti bui unless we sun 
pressing the in" buttons whal kmdoi student new spapei are 
we ' Is cut main goal nol to inform ' 

1 1 hi i begin to tell you .ill the good, bad. and ugly 
it It we have gotten Not thai I am complaining— out 
lull. , Inh hBS ignited quite a sp.irk on I. minus thai has raged 

i i wildfire outside "i the domain 

i tin papet J>>es mean something to some .it least be- 
cause, joke or no joke, all 3000 copies ol the 16 page "joke" 

.in in effect SOld OUI Out name reccnlK been cal.i- 

pulted into the Chattanooga Times /"■ Press and this past 
week the ^Pwin even took note of our lit de "joke launching 
us into the national headlines 

l ask you ii you pulled the strings to a newspaper 

at a college where students pay a good 530.000 a year- would 
you give them a budget of $1 2.000 and say "cope?" I guess 
we "cope" pretty well when printing eats the majority of the 
$12,000. the remaining few thousand go (0 paying the rent " 
ol the office, and B few anorexic hundreds are dispersed to the 
minions of the Purple 

With that said. I think our paper is "sensational " We've 
had no guidance at all Staff goes uncompensated for their work 
On thai note, I don't even have the funds to buy a digital camera 
(we currently axe very proud of our one cheap CVS disposable), 
we have a lovely printer and scanner that serve as paperweighis- 
because they are from the early I9X0V and (of course) they 
don'l work Oh, and We can't lor forgel that we have no tape 
recorders, and our only AP stylcbook is from!972 

I guess we are sensational also because we do this 
independently under a "club status" without ever seeing or going 
to one competition or conference I wonder why a school where 
the majority of students major in English would let the student 
newspaper fail I also wonder why the school expects so much 
more of us We have been eaten alive, and we have been forced 
under Well, as editor if 1 go down with the title of the "sensa- 
tional provoker years", at least you have taken note to listen. 

I have many goals for our paper; goals that the Strategic 
Plan 8 years from now maps out and underlines, however, we 
need to highlight those and implement them now Either give us 
credit for the Purple or pay us right I had at least 500 hours that 
I worked in the office -and I embellished all of my time sheet 
hours It enervates me when I see sacristans getting paid. (1 hope 
I'm not sacrilegious with this comment I, and choristers receive 
academic credit tor their participation It is not unlikely that 
the editing and writing quality of our paper would improve with 
similar academic compensation We are poor; we can't cover 

the stones we wanl because there is not enough money t 
get the extra pages We need the freedom to feel connected 
I ALWAYS doing what the Messenger does at a more college 
level ) Alter all. on an isolated remote campus in the middle 
ol nowhere, why couldn't The Purple serve as an antenna ol 
thoughts'' Give us the funds to do that-properly 
Now. it has come to my attention that we should be belter ad- 
vertisers and we should be better in sending out subscriptions 
and updating the webpage Those jobs require skills, skills tl u , 
we do not have Help us I am not alone in thinking we axe 
the most important student organization on campus, and after 
hearing that the yearbook gels $40,000 from the AFC (and the 
editor takes home $2000). I am lucky to escape this job with an 
excellent condition of insomnia and enough money to buy me a 
"Sewanee Purple" drink at Sterlings 

I wrote in my lirsl editor's note asking if students would be will. 
mg to write the articles to help question our school's style. Well, 
we brought the changes and we did it from the inside, I need 
youi help to change the outside feelings of our "joke". Help mt 
help you help the Purple 

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Katie's Interview Continued... 

(held in Minneapolis) and where were you? Did you 
mok< the team ' 

\im swimming the WO melei breaststroke, mj as- 
no i coat h came running over and gave me a huge 

Rug I did not tJxpc* i to he the silver medallist for 
iin . event! I was in ■< state oi shock l was hoping to 
maybe gel the bronze I finished fourth in the 100- 
melei breaststroke These were personal besl times 
toi iii, ci i was also t icitedaboui thai There are 
rcallj no words to describe whai I fell when I received 

the iilvet medal and fell II around mj neck 

I did urn make the 2004 Parnlympii team The 

. ompetition was fieri i Viol ol roy friends made the 

ic.nii so they will go to Athens in September to com- 

1 llll I . .ills IlippN lot them 

Havi the people you met on your joumej to the trials 
. hanged youi outlook? n so. how ' 

Vc ' mi oi ih, swimmers are very competitive 
Tough competition makes you a better swimmet it is 
nice because even though we are competing against 

eai li Othet We Bit Still friends The swimmers remind 
me to appreciate life One swimmer was just diag- 
nose, i with cancel and even postponed hei surgery to 
ompi tc ii the trials She is having surgery tins week 
and then she will si, in training for the Pamlympics 
Shi made the team That is sheer determination 
w hilt hi Minnesota we made an appearance on a 
. Iiildren's T\ show and \ isited children in the hospi- 
i.ii with terminal Illnesses m was n memorable trip 
.ui.i i will nevei forgel an) of the people i met t ine 
little bo) in the hospital did nol believe 1 1 ould »« mi 


with one arm so I had to take off my team jacket and 
show htm that I really had one axm. 

Who are the people that helped you achieve your goal 9 
There arc so many' Coaches, Max Obermiller and 
Bradcn Holloway, made sure I was ready They have 
been so energetic and that helps tremendously with 
slaying motivated. They also axranged for two U.S. 
Swimming officials to come to Sewanee and time me. 
Max and Braden spent a lot of time getting ihe time 
trial set up Over Christmas, I swam with a master's 
lenm and the coach, Carol, a former Olympian, 
brushed up my stroke technique. She is such a perfec- 
tionist and made sure even my lingers were in the right 
place All of my pool friends, like Robin Rotman and 
Professoi Jill Hendnckson, kept ine focused and made 
me laugh. 

With the Trials for the Paxalympics behind you. what 
do you plan on doing next' 1 Do you have more athletic 

Yes, my times qualified me lor the 2004 Open Water 
( h.unpionships as well as the 2005 Nationals, so I will 
be competing at both events In the back of my mind 
1 have my eye on the 2008 Paxalympics. which will 
be held in Beijing 1 also plan on competing in figuxe 
skating again 1 really miss those competitions 

I low did you prepare for the Paralympic Trials? 
I swam almost everyday and did a ton of crunches I 
a I -o jogged as well as jumped on the trampoline 1 
did lots ol sprints in the water, especially in the month 
leading up to the competition 

This gal is now qualified for the 2004 Open Water 
Championships & 2005 Nationals! 

Where did your competitive swimming journey start? 
When I was live yeaxs old I met Olympic gold medallist Tracy Caulkins. She 
trained at Nashville Aquatic Club. She bent down and gave me a hug as well as 
her autograph. I remember I wanted to be just like her. not because she was a 
swimmer, but because she was so nice 1 now represent Nashville Aquatic Club It 
makes me proud to represent the same team Tracy Caulkins swam for. 

How did you begin swimming? When were you inspired to train for the 2004 
Paralympic s' 

My mom is a sinous swimmer so she had me in the water when I was a baby 
Actually. 1 come from a long line of swimmers. Lots of people in my family swim 
including my aunt, my 77 year old grandma, and my sister. I pretty much grew up 
at the pool. So it was not so much a choice, but more so something that just came 

I was inspired to tram for the 2004 Paxalympics when 1 watched the 2000 Sydney 
Paxalympics on ESPN My entire life 1 have pined to gel a medal in swimming 

Sewanee Strugling With Image 

Tfu 'w/v of the South (Continued) 

i mi. ii i. is, in.. Others said the plan was written by "silly 
Yankees" who don t understand the South 

Vicet hancc I lor loci ( unningham said tin language about 

the South - negati\ itj has been remove, i from newer 
vi rsions ol the plan the marketing name Is o waj to quell 
confusion over what the university is called not o way to 
iv ij from Southern traditions, he said 
ih, universit) has been widel) referred to as The 
i niversil) ol the south i Diversity ol the South and 
Sewanee he aid rhew s some confusion among people 

that don t know tin university well as to whethei .ill 

i he . hi imi organization 

i ii, university - formcjl nam, still is I he I Diversity ol 
the South, bul the marketing name will be used in highet 

education public. ilions he said 

loin, i vans, a 198 I gt iduate and formei universit) 
trustee • tid he was alarmed" when he read the early 

i broughoui the 1990s, students and Jumni employi 
frequent!) discussed the shared feeling that Sewtno » a 
on i i.i ik trying to diminish us well-knownweU - known 
wcllknown public imagi as i distinctly recognizable Southern 
institution in the effort to increase its ranking.'' said Mr. 

The Purple 2 

Evans, a financial planner in Ailanta. 

In ll S News and World Report's annual rankings, the 
university slipped to 33rd33rd among the nation's lop 
liberal arts schools after being ranked 25th25th in 2000 
Regents Chairman Nicholas Bahson said the University wants 
to do better in communicating Ihe "unique values " of the 
college to potential applicants 

"There have Ken no changes m the name of the 
university, onl) an attempt to make it less confusing in a 
marketing sense he said, "We have no intention to leave 
our Southern heritage anywhere but where it firmly is - in 
the oentei ol this pi i 

Mr Babson said the regents requested the marketing 
report, pan of an overall strategic plan for the college 
10 increase enrollment and applications 

Alumni and university supporters established the Forever 
Mciidi.uia org Web Sitl to at concerns about ihc plan 

I hi college reprinted graduation announcements |,,i JfJol 
uM ZOO graduating seniors because Ihe students wanted the 
college's traditional moniker on their m\ nations rather 
than Sewanee The Universit) ol the South," admin! I 


In response, the Order ot the Gownsmen the students who 
have the grades to wear academic gowns tO class, issued a 
resolution urging against the ua ol the marketing name m 


"A lot of seniors fell n was inappropriate to print a 
name that wasn't true to the school." said junior Eric 
Newton, president of the Gownsmen. 

The university's board of regents, which oversees Ihe 
college's management and budget, and boaxd of trustees, 
which ovexsees the college's constitution and ordinances, 
arc on campus this week for annual spring meetings The 
marketing plan was discussed during Ihe meetings, 
administrators said. 

Mr Cunningham, the vice chancellor, said the new 
marketing name is run in response to a fall 2002 lawsuit 
with a Georgia college of a similax name The University of 
the South and South University in Savannah. Ga., sued each 
other over the right to use their names 

Both lawsuits were withdrawn in May 2003 E-mail Done 
Turner at dturnerG limesfxeepress com f/asi facts The 

Jit) oi the South, founded in 1857. Is the Episcopal 
church's onl) universit) 

The Civil Wax delayed the university \ official opening 
until 1868 I he college became coeducational in 1969. 
This stOI) was published Thursday. May 06. 2004 



\jusha Cowic 

Sewanee Now Owns Shakerag 

S| e WS Editor 

The trail through Shakerag Hollow provides 
ensory feast, winding through several mini-eco- 
;tems on its way through a cove. It first plunges 
m the oak and hickory forest at the dry top of the 
)teau to boulders at the foot of limestone cliffs. 
: n levels off to wind through lush green fcms and 
Idflowers. Huge cucumber magnolia and hickory 
es shade the forest floor, where dappled sunlight 
Is on the unfurling leaves of yellow buckeye, 
gar maple, and black cherry. 

As any student who's ever taken Forestry 

1 knows, the number of species in the moist 
ves of Shakerag is truly astounding - sometimes 

to 25 different species an acre! Below the small 
■es, miniature forests of mayapples spread their 
nbrella-like leaves over delicate white flowers, 
d jack-in-the-pulpits poke their way out of the 

dark, rich soil. Here and there a trillium flashes 
pink, while, or deep red The Shakerag trail 
crosses a sparkling, icy stream and winds past 
the eerily gaping mouth of an old coal mine 
before climbing back to the views at the top of 
the Plateau. 

Although Scwanec has owned a portion 
of Shakerag Hollow for years, an unprotected 
portion recently went up for sale. The Sewanee 
community, led by the South Cumberland 
Regional Land Trust (SCRLT), raised $150,(X 
to purchase the property. Dr. E.O. Wilson, an 
internationally renowned botanist, donated 
funds to purchase the first acre of land and 
start the campaign to preserve Shakerag. Ove 
400 individuals, businesses, and organizations 
contributed to the fundraising effort. The Lan 
Trust for Tennessee created a permanent const 
vation easement on the land, and the property 
was given to Sewanee with the requirement th 

it be permanently preserved for low-impact recreation and 
at ademfr studj 

The successful completion of the preservation cam- 
paign w as celebrated on Earth Day 2004. when representa- 
tives ol the South Cumberland Regional Land Trust, the Land 
Trust lor Tennessee, and the University of the South gathered 
at Green's View to formally present the gift of 208 acres ol 
Shakerag Hollow to the University. 

Actually Saving Sewanee" 

What Has the Eco-House Accomplished This Year? 

i Vhitnev White 
juest Writer 

While many of you may not have had a direct 
.onnection with Sewanee's first Eco-House this year, 
Eco-House residents have led and participated in suc- 
cessful environmental campaigns on campus and pro- 
i ided a platform for environmental activism on campus- 
all of which was done without garnering the substantial 
financial support that many other student organizations 
3i Sewanee have. And while many students may know 
that Emory was used as Sewanee's first Eco-House this 
year, students may be largely unaware as to the projects 
we've implemented (see bullets below to see what we've 
accomplished this year). Having enjoyed living in the 
Eco-House this year. I am certainly biased, but 1 feel that 
having a student environmental interest house on Se- 
wanee's campus is beneficial for those students involved 
and for the Sewanee community at large. In fact, I think 
ihere should be more interest houses on campus. While 
students and Eco-House residents alike may joke that it 
is ironic that Sewanee's first environmental house is in 
a fully air-conditioned and heated dorrrffl feel that the 
most important idea is to have an Eco-House on campus, 

Because we are currently unfunded by the university, 
j department, or Residential Life, we have had to seek 
outside funding for our initiatives from the Associated 
Colleges of the South's environmental program. We feel 
that we could have made more of an impact by bringing 
in more speakers, but that would have required more 
than our $1000 working budget. In the future it is pos- 
sible that the Eco-House may be jointly funded by the 
Environmental Studies Department and eventually by 
Residential Life. 

While we have made an effort to take some measures 
to green the Eco-House on a tight budget, we feel that a 
real example of a sustainable living situation would add 
priceless moments to the entire experience of living in a 
student environmental interest house. We have formed 
relationships, both with those at the Land Trust and with 
Sewanee professors who were willing and excited to 
open up their homes so that students might be exposed to 
green building design. Green building design and Lead- 
ership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) 
certification is being used on college campuses nation- 
» ide. In the South, some examples of colleges that have 
green buildings on campus include: Emory University . 
UNC-Chapel Hill. Furman University , Duke University. 
George Washington University. Georgia Tech. Clemson 
University, College of Charleston, and many more. 

I think Sewanee should follow the lead of so many 
colleges and universities around the country and con- 
sider using LEED certification, or at least use LEED's 
certification system as a guide for future design, because 
Sewanee's master plan does not directly address the 
environmental impacts of new construction While 
Sewanee is reusing existing buildings, their retrofitting 
has not followed green building design principles either. 
Sewanee's master plan calls for retrofitting, new building 
"-'instruction, road construcuon, and parking lot construc- 
tion With so much construction planned for the future. 
" ls important that Sewanee realize that all of these 
constructions have external costs that go beyond money 
For instance, buildings account for 36% of total energy 
use/65% of electricity consumption. 30% of greenhouse 
?is emissions. 30% of raw materials use. 30% of waste 
output/ 1 36 million tons annually, and 1 2% of potable 
*Mer consumption. Why not use green building design 
•o set an example for our community to show them how 
10 budd responsibly? We are doing selective harvest- 
,n g on the Domain to do just that, to provide others 
,n our community with an ideal example of managing 
resources responsibly. Many lament new construction in 
Sewanee such as Higgins Creek housing development. 
^y doesn't Sewanee build an ecologically, economi- 
cally shining example reflecting responsible design and 
instruction? We could use such a building as a model 
'" r others to learn about the benefits of green building 

Some may argue that green building design is too ex- 
Pensive to consider Anyone who thinks long-term will 
realize that this is simply not the case There are many 
ta se studies on the U.SG.BC's website which show- 
<** LEED Silver certified buildings whose initial costs 
dld not exceed conventional building costs of the same 
^"are footage. If initial costs are more than a compara- 
tlv e building with the same square footage, long-term 

savings are generated through energy conservation measures 
such as passive solar design and compact fluorescent light 

This semester. Wade Reynolds and I did an independent 
study on the possibility of a LEED certified Eco-House 
We selected a hypothetical site, on the comer of Magnolia 
Avenue and Alabama Avenue. The site is directly next to 
a site selected for a future dorm construction in the Master 
Plan. We worked with architect and LEED accredited profes- 
sional Alan Lafon. communicating to him which features 
we would like to see in the design He drew a conceptual 
design for us free of cost. The cost estimate we have received 
for this 2500 square foot building (same size as Emery) is i 
$350,000. If any sort of renewable energy was generated on 
site, through the use of solar panels, the house could actually 
generate income for the school by selling the power back 
toTVA This would be especially advantageous during the 
summer months when the dorm is not occupied (See Ins 
plan above). 

While these future plans have not been approved by the Uni- 
versity, a LEED certified Eco-House is our long-term vision. 
I want the school to take a stand and be a leader in respon- 
sible design and construction I want Sewanee to realize they 
can save money and take extra measures to be conservative 
with natural resources at the same time I believe Sewanee 
should stay true to the College of Arts and Sciences' mission 
statement which reads. "The College's Jims include training 
in personal initiative, in social consciousness m aesthetic 
perception, in intellectual curiosity and integrity, and in meth- 
ods of scientific inquiry ." A commitment to green building 
design in future construction at Sewanee would be concrete 
manifestation of all of these goals that would only strengthen 
our school and help us strive towards Sewanee's mission. 

This year, EcoHouse residents have accomplished and 
initiated a myriad of projects, proposals, and events such as 
the following activities/campaigns: 

- Green Energy Campaign- resulted in Sewanee's commit- 
ment lo purchasing renewable energy 

- Sustainable McClurg- resulted in McClurg's voluntary com- 
mitment to purchase 50% local, organic produce from local 
Cooperatives next year 

- Green Building- Sewanee green homes tour. Sequatchie 
Valley Institute tour, independent study on a green built Eco- 
House, construction of cob bench at the student garden 

- Justice for Bhopal- cohosted speaker, reception dinner, and 
commemorative ceremony on the Bhopal Incident's anniver- 

- Attendance of environmental conferences 

- Hosted events Environmental Studies Potluck. EAT 
organic Vietnamese dinner 

- Shakerag Hollow- led a hike, volunteered at Shakerag 

- Garden work: organized garden workdays in the fall 

- Authored an environmental policy for Sewanee 

- Authored a job description for a Sustainability Coordinator 
at Sewanee 

- Granted ACS funding to fund EcoHouse initiatives 

- Participated in and organized glass recycling at Sewanee 
-Revived Waste Not 

- Participated in the Green Pledge Dinner preparations 

- Created an EcoHouse website 

-Trees: worked with PPS to plant 1 3 trees by the EcoHouse 
that will soon be commemorated with a plaque- future plans 
to institute a "Senior Grove" each year SO that graduating 
seniors can purchase a tree to be planted on campus in their 

- Brought Peter Illy an to speak lor Earth Week 

- Organized a breadmaking weekend and donated bread to 


- Organized 2 hike-with-trash-bag outings 

Within the "House" 

- Reminds to conserve water and electricity through reminder 
signs posted by each light switch, water laueci toilet, shower, 
and thermostat 

- Hang up clothes to dry instead of using the dryer 

- Walk and bike as opposed to driving to campus 

- Utilize phosphorus-free laundry detergent 

- Reduce waste h> utilizing a donation box 

- Recycle 

- Vermiculture (worm composting) 



Slall Writer 

After three years and twenty six editions of the Police 
Blotter, i mi finally taking my seat to write to the Sewanee campus 

one l.isi lime. Looking back on the lime I have spent writing this 
column. I have certainly been surrounded by leelings ol nostalgia 
Today. I prepare to relinquish the right and responsibility of report- 
ing on Sewanee crime, but in a greater sense, I feci as though 1 am 

passing down ihc ion li of a societal touchstone "It is through the 

blottei thai w< all become who we are," the slogan that has donned 

the end of each blotter lor the hul two years, began as ■ joke In 
retrospect, however, this slogan is strangely fitting for what this col- 
umn has become, or at least what I conceive of it being With each 
edition I have tried to mark the times— the changing of season . 
the passing of yearly events and rituals -Sewanee is a place built on 
tradition, and I have found myself trying to build a tradition with 
(his I olumn. Of course, it is iusi one tiny piece of life on the moun- 
tain but I hope that it has been enjoyable for all who have taken thd 
time to read it 

During my tenure, I have spent a great deal of time talking 
with our chief of police, Chief Parroi I would like to take this last 
bit of paper space that I have to thank him for all the tune he gave 
(0 help me in my writing — the police blotter would be nonexistent 
without him Furthermore, over all the time spent working on the 
blotter. I have come to hold a great respect for the chief and I now 
l onsider him one of my good friends here on the mountain The 
students of Scwanec aic lucky to have such a friendly and dedicated 
man working as (heir chief Of police When I COUni the number of 
things that I will miss about Sewanee, my meetings with Chief Par 
rott rank highly. 

1 will noi ramble on for too long in my lust blotter of all 
time In a few short days I will be receiving a degree and leaving 
Sewanee. tin-, time never to return as a student. The police blot- 
ter has been jus) one aspect of my experience here, but it has been 
one of the most enduring aspects In thai sense, the writing of this 
column has heen very nmiicant for me. I hope that the work I 
have done has been significant fol some of the reader of the blotter, 
as well. Much thanks to Scwanec and all the people in it who have 
made the last loin years wonderful. I wish you all the best. Good- 
bye for now. and remember, u il is tluough the blotter that we all 
become who we an 


Purple 3 


Sewanee Identity Crisis: 

Hi. Sewanee Purple 
Sewanee I be I 'nivereily ol the South 
Sewanee, lennessce 57383 
\pnl 26, 2004 
: ditoi 

i ven though I u well as numbei ol 
othei descendants ol George Rainsford i aii 
banks, grew up m "negative image Rebel's Rest, 
Administration ih.ii adopted I ipman Hcarrje. 
hi ( Ihicago'i jnipired and newly named "St 

i hi I niversity o( the South has not yel 

i "in ii led 'i othei membi rsol m> family. io 

notify us thai we are supposed to be ashamed oi 
oui associations with the South Given the recep- 
tion oi the cool lock thereof, by the Communica- 
tion and Marketing I lirectoi Mi loe Romano 
when my husband seni him the manusi ripl foi 
ol Manj I acets 1 1999), perhaps I should nol be 
lurprised thai i bav< nol yei heard from anyone 
up there 

Mi, i disi ussing the book with Bi tty 
iu,i \ninii i inns wc agreed with them thai the 
i niversity should have th< first chance to publish 
H l hat the formerly honorabli I hi I nivei ity 
ol tin South would nol be interested in pai 
tit ipating in the publication "r promotion ol the 
mmK lull length biography of one ol its primary 
mtebellum found) i • and postbellum revivers 
\.i .ii 1 1 i.i i time considerably perplexing bui in 
light of youi 1984 2004 Historical Record ilnow 
perfect sense [Tie Fairbanks name, along 
with thosi "i PoU i Hey and i llioti Quintard 

mdothci greal me ysteriously disappeared 

i hi History ol iii« I Diversity as published 

in s 1961 \i \i OG VND VNNOl N< I 


i n as .i child at Sewanee, and againsl 
.ill odds i was a 'bleeding hi art liberal and 
voiced strong opinions about civil rights, and 
anybody who knows me would nevei call me a 
bigol Nonetheless I am deeply concerned about 
the accuracy ol history and l am most disturbed 
by Sewanee 's record of erasing its own history 

\K dear, late husband, Arthui Joseph 
i s mil who is buried in youi I Iniversity I 'em 
etery in Sewanee, was from < hicago Hi 
fust mated by the Southern Fairbanks family nun 

i Ik in, mi. «i Your-hired communications 
and marketing i onsultants fromt hicago obvi 
ouh!) did nol shore his affections otherwise they 
would have respected, instead oi insulted, the 
i .mi'. inks legacy at Sewanee 

i icorge Rainsford I airbanks ai the 
Montgomery Board ol rrustees meeting in 
November, l s s 7 . moved that "The Univci iity 

■ •I tin S, Midi be your name a- had Ken cailu r 

proposed by Bishop William Mercei I Ireen >>i the 
Diocese of Mississippi at the Jul) 1857 foundin{ 
mi 1 ookout Mountain Soon afterwards < leorge 

Fairbanks proudly served Major in thi I on 

1, derott i States Vnny acting as a Quartermostci 
foi the Amis ol Tennessee in Atlanta and Macon 
\iki 1 in War, he reclaimed the Domain with 
Bishop! ii.irks l Quintard at a cross planting 
on March 22, 1866 and went on to become the 
i niversily's first * ommissioner ol I ands Hi 
built in the same yeai as the Rex lomation on 
the formei site ol I eonidas Polk's hrebombed 
home ins own Rebel s Rest, in which the Board 
ol frustees agreed to revive The University ol 
the South oftei Ms destruction b) Federal troops 
during July ik'> ! Major Fairbanks' son I harles 
Mossey Fairbanks, was student Matriculant ffl 
and is sinus n in the negative image Ml Saints' 
i hupel narthex window titled "Opening ol the 
i niversity, along with Brigadier-General Josiah 
Gorgas l S \ and Bishop Green (as in Green's 
View i Majoi Fairbanks is buried in the Uni- 
versity Cemetery and you will find Last of the 
Founders ol rhe I Diversity ol the South Faithful; 
i nto Death on his grave monumem Myown 
mother, Mrs Rainsford Glass Dudney daughtei 
of Eva 1 ec (foi I h neral Robert I: Lee 1 1 airbanks 
Glass provided thi largi Fairbanks stained glass 
window in the nave of All Saints Chapel Your 
highly significant and very valuableearly pattern 
Polk's Corps battle dag banging mduPom library 
ss ,iv carried ol the Battle ol Shiloh by lason M 
i airbanks, and the flag descended to The i nivei 
siis mI the South through Major I .inkmks and 
ins grandmothei 

Since your Administration agreed « ith 
Lipman Heami ol I hicago s anti-Southern tea 
sons foi changing the public usage ol youi name 
to something 'less offensive, and .ill under the 
guise "i making Sewanee easiei to find nisi bow 
long "ill n be before someone is equally inspired 
Us theii example and soon demands thai the 
Rebel s Rest marker he removed and the nanhex 
windows replaced because somebody mighl nol 
hke what they find when they arrive ' \s I lived 

in Rebel's Rest from 1935 until 1957, and I am 

the great-granddaughiei ol Majoi Fairbanks 

please extend youi once renowned Southern 

no ipitolit) i" the entire Fairbanks family and me 

by notifying us in advance 


Rene Fairbanks Dudney i ynch authoi ol 


I OS VltOS I iIiImmii.i 

Enclosures photos of thi Georgi Rainsford Fail 

hanks and Ins erase inoiHimenl. Ihe Rebel S Rest 
marker and I he Polk's Corps Hag 

Identity ThtforldentityReslruction 

Your feedback km five last edition... 

Some sears ago I Stopped giving money 10 Sewanee I 
did this foi a number ol reasons, mosl of which boiled 

down to the nagging suspicion I had that the school 
was moving ass as from its origins as a unique, region- 
jlly-rtHiied school Unfortunately I have iusi received 
strong objective evidence confirming my suspicion, 
.in, I i .mi writing to say thai nol only will Sewanee no 
longet receive any financial contributions from me. bui 
ii„, thai Sewanee is no longer a place l would consider 
sending any ol Qi) own foui children 

I am an alumnus H \ in English. Class ol 1985 My 
friends and family can allesi to mj devotion to Sewanee. 
I .an not hi activist This letter represents the hrst lime I 
has, evei fell strongly enough about a subject to put my 
thoughts into writing The love for the Sewanee held so 
dear 10 i lie hearts ol ils faithful alumni is being sorely 
tested by thi school i ill-conceived notion of pandering 

to a more "ni nol" audience In discissions with other 

alumni the sentiment thai Sewanee is being irreparably 
.. Ii ihl'cI foi the worse is a common theme It is as ii 

iIk scl I Ii is decided to turn its back on its stodgy past 

and fusts alumni and focus on an entirely new. elitist 

historically sanitized vision for the future 

Ihe objective evidence l k fei to is an April 7, 2004 ar- 
ti( I, by Michael Cass published in the Tcnnessean com, 
a Nashville area nesss puhhealion The article discusses 

the conclusions ol a marketing plan foi the school, ap- 
I'.ii, mis developed by both administration officials and 
.■in tide "experts " The article states thai the plan con- 
e hides thai Sewance's Southern henlage, location, and 
ii. inn area threat, ' because of "negative associations" 
with the South Apparently, the plan eoneludes thai for 
Sewanee to successfully 'marker itsell nationally, the 
school must disest and distance itself from its identity 

I Miiiin.ii. Is ii does not appear the plan envisions a 
change m Sewanee's location m Tennessee and situa- 
tion within the Domain although both presumably have 
"negative associations" with the South 

I Infortunately nol all of Ihe factors contributing towards 
iiu. formei Sewanee's unique character are so concrete 
ami ins ioloble Sewanee was different because il pos- 
sessed the sense ol plaec so dear to the hearts of all who 
has i been there The New Urbanism has taught us thai 
a sense ol place is real Not only real, but also real valu- 

ablc New Urbanism takes the principles underlying 
traditional communities such as the use of vernacular 
architecture and pedestrian sealed development, to 
create modern communities that people love to live in. 
Misone who lias ever been to Georgetown. District of 
Columbia, < >id Town Alexandria Virginia, the French 
Quartei in Ness Orleans, or Charleston. South Carolina 
ss ill immediately understand the attraction ol a tradition- 
al community Witness the explosion ol developments 
modi led upon the principles of New Urbanism. and the 
prices lhal they command 1 recently explored die real 
estate listings ol Seaside one ol the original New Ur- 
h.inism deselopnienis located on Honda s Gulf Coast 
i hen was nol one listing foi under three quarters of 
a million dollars, even including two-bedroom frame 
bouses located well ofl the beach I do not suggest ihe 
campus be sold my point is thai people will pay asig- premium to spend lime in a real place 

Contrary to the principles ol traditional communi- 
ties and New Urbanism. Sewanee's buili environment 
is taking B nun lor the garish The recent erection of 
McClurg Dining Hall (persuasively argued as a ven, ex- 
pensive p., si modernist joke hv author David Bowman 
in his excellent book Sewanee in Stone i. and to a lesser 
extenl Clement (hen Hall, shows a radical shift ass .is 
from Sewanee s own I2i> sear tradition of conserva- 
tive Collegiate Gothic \s the New Urbanism teaches 

variety within the vernacular range is the key 
10 i successful buill environment McClurg Hall has 
blatantly disrupted Sewanee's own century-old brand of 
vernacular architecture Trophy buildings will not be 
nearly as effective in attracting prospective students as 
an organic, properly-scaled campus 

\ sense ol place is created not just through the built 
environment, however Sewanee's sense of place was 

also created bv sudi anachronisms as ihe tradition of 

the ai ademic gown and a dress code mandating appro- 
priate classroom dress foi professors and students .dike 

\i die same time Sess.mce's rural situation encouraged 
VaiiOUS OUtdoOI pursuits [I was an environment lhal 

encouraged academic rigor in the class room as well as 

stic physical activity out It is widely acknowl- 
edged ihai the wearing ol Ihe gown and the observation 
oi ihe dre.s code ore increasing!) rare l,. those who 

see a dress code .1, constrictive, I WOUld say that I. 100, 
Inst hated ihe idea |iisl as would mosl anv immature 
south But as 1 grew accustomed Io the civilizing dis- 
cipline 1 began to understand its benefits, and 1 can say 
from mv own experience that I was better prepared for 
the real ssorld than the graduates ol Generic Unisci-itv 

The notion too thai Sewanee is locked into some cut- 
throat national compeiiiion for the best and the brightest 
is also to me a sad development. I was an indifferent 
student in high school, as were many of my friends and 
acquaintances who attended Sewanee Sewanee gave 
me the opportunity to test my academic mettle, and after 
lading myself out. I came back and succeeded, both aca- 
demically and currently in my career as an attorney with 
the United Stales Department of Justice. I know a great 
many fellow alumni who. following relatively undistin- 
guished academic careers at Sewanee. went on to become 
great successes in professional life The Sewanee experi- 
ence was good for them, loo, and maybe decisive in their 
success. as I feel Sewanee was decisive in mine I speak 
from personal experience. I tried Generic University 
between stints at Sewanee. and it wasn't the same The 
Sewanee experience should not necessarily be reserved 
for the best and the brightesl 

Which raises another nagging issue Why the over- 
whelming urge for Sewanee (o be a top-ranked player 
on the national stage? Like most alumni, 1 was initially 
pleased when U.S. News and World Report lirst listed 
Sewanee in the nation's top 25 ranked liberal arts institu- 
tions Now I am wondering whether it was a curse, and 
whether the bright light of fame blinded Sewanee Io its 
true calling. Sewanee should concentrate on what it has 
always done best - be a lop-ranked regional school with 
sufficient name recognition and a devoted following such 
that there will never be a lack of prospective students 
Sewanee's hubris in challenging its own identity is 
leading 10 the destruction of that which made Sewanee 

I find it outrageous and shameful thai Sewanee should 
rely on a "marketing plan" in an attempt to redefine its 
identity I see this as a sign of the groping, unsure, nature 
of this ongoing notion of creating a "nationally ranked" 
institution that must downplay its regional identity and 
location to succeed It is precisely these factors that con- 
tribute to the sense of place discussed above, the sense 
of place thai engenders the love and faithful devotion 
of its alumni and following The Sewanee 1 knew was 
very certain of its place and role as a leading liberal arts 
institution of the South A reinvented Sewanee will not 
be Sewanee at all. 

What 1 see is an uncertain and insecure institution turning 
its back on its honorable past and attempting to repackage 
itself as a more sanitized and politically correct prod- 
uct, less "anachronistic" and having fewer of the warts 
lhal give character. If a prospective student wants the 
national ideal of a sanitized campus and education, he 
or she can go most anywhere else in the country Se- 
wanee should not have to pander to some imaginary elite 
prospective student profile - just allow the old Sewanee 
to work its magic on all students, elite and indifferent, 
fortunate enough to attend. 

In sum, what I see at slake is no less than the very soul 
of the Sewanee 1 knew Sewanee's material and social 
environments are being forced to conform to the po- 
litically correct notion of what a "nationally ranked" 
academic institution should be Too much emphasis is 
being placed upon "marketing" the school nationally to 
an ever more elusive "elite" group of students. The rough 
diamond thai was Sewanee is busily being polished until, 
very soon, the place will be as smooth and featureless as 
Generic U. 


John F Clark IV 

As a long time Episcopalian in the Diocese of Western North 
Carolina and an unrepentant Southerner. I am constantly 
shocked and dismayed at the number of "highly" educated 
folks in this nation who don't know their history! ! ! ! To pro- 
pose making the asinine changes I have been reading about 
exposes ones ignorance for all the world to see. We watch 
as these uninformed, under-educated individuals and groups 
continue to reconstruct the South and destroy the morals of 
our Nation! It seems that there is no limit to how far they 
will go to carry the standards in their PC parade. 

It is time to S T O P!!! Don't let them destroy the heritage 
and history of a great Southern University!" 

Ron Baldwin 




10 a.m. Crossing/Commencement for con- 
Iferring of degrees for 2004 graduates of 
llhe School of Theology, All Saints' Chapel. 
[Commencement speaker is The Right Rever- 
[end Duncan M. Gray, Jr. Honorary degrees 
[conferred on Albert Sidney Gooch, Jr. and 
|Milford Myhre. 

Luncheon honoring the Class of 2004 
Iseminary graduates, their guests, families, 
[faculty, and staff immediately following the 
|service, McClurg Hall. 

1 :30 p.m. Carillon Concert, All Saints' 
[Chapel, performed by visiting guest caril- 
jlonneur Milford Myhre, May 2004 honorary 
[degree recipient. 

[Mr. Myhre is the canllonneur at Historic Bok 
|Sanctuary in Lake Wales. Florida. 

For more information about the 
|School of Theology Crossing/Commence- 
ment, phone (800) 722-1974. 
[5 p.m. Choral Evensong sung by the Univer- 
sity Choir. All Saints' Chapel. 


9 a.m. Sewanee Spring Arts and Crafts May Fair, until 
5 p.m.. Manigault Park. Rain or shine. 
9:30 a.m. Degree candidates from the College of 

Arts and Sciences form the Baccalaureate procession in 
front of Breslin Tower. 

10 a.m.Baccalaureate Service, All Saints' Chapel. 
Baccalaureate speaker. The Reverend Doctor Daniel 
P. Matthews. Rector of Trinity Wall Street, New York. 
The service will be shown on closed-circuit TV in 
Guerry and Blackman auditoriums. 
Phi Beta Kappa initiation for members, initiates, and 
their guests in Convocation Hall will follow the Bac- 
calaureate Service. 

A reception for graduating fine arts majors, their fami- 
lies, and friends will be held in the University Art Gal- 
lery immediately following the Baccalaureate Service. 
The Baccalaureate brunch will immediately follow the 
Baccalaureate Service (admission by prepaid ticket), 
McClurg Hall. 

1 :30 p.m. A reception for graduating chemistry 
majors and their guests, at the home of John Bordley. 
94 Winn's Circle. 

2 p.m. The Political Science Department will host a 
reception for students winning the Dugan and Shipley 
Awards, Bishop's Common. 

3:30 p.m. Joel and Trudy Cunningham's reception 
for the graduates, their guests, faculty, and staff, until 5 
p.m.. Chen Hall, the home of the Vice Chancellor. 

4 p.m. Quiche .uid Sherry Reception for graduating 
Spanish majors and minors and then families until 

6 p. in u ih> home of Margaret E. Bonds. 137 Oak 
Hill Circle 


7 a.m. Breakfast Reception for graduating theatre .iris 
majors and minors and their guests, at the home of Pat 
McAnnally. 615 Breakticld Road, Until B W I m 

7 JO a in Holy Eucharist, S1 Luke's Chapel 

Brunch for forestry and geology departmental 
graduates and their guests, at the home of Cindy and Bran 
Poller. 341 Kentucky Avenue, until 9:30 a.m. 

Breakfast Reception for graduating physics 
majors and then families, at the home of Frank Hart. 57 
Clara's Point Road. 

Breakfast Reception for graduating mathematics 
and computer science majors and their families, nl the 

home of Catherine Cavagnaro and William Haight. 482 
Wiggins Creek Dine 

9:30 a.m. Degree candidates from the College of 

Arts and Sciences form Commencement procession in 
front of Breslin Tower Faculty assemble at Walsh-t licit 

10 a.m. Convocation for conferring of degrees. All Saints 
Chapel. Doors open al 9 a m foi guests with tickets. Con- 
vocation will be shown on closed circuit IV in Guerry 
and Blackman auditoriums 

Luncheon honoring the Class of 2004 graduate 
their guests, families, and University faculty, immediately 
following the convocation sponsored by the Associated 
Alumni, the Quadrangle. Rain location: McClurg Hall. 

arsh Will Be Missed 

H eather Haney 

Satff Writer 

Wallace Marsh 

"At Sewanee, Wallace is one of the people who has managed to consistently 
show interest in the everyday lives of students He made the transition from 
student to Lay Chaplain with an impressive level of discipline. His appeal 
is widespread, he has impacted students from different fraternities, denomi- 
national backgrounds, and areas of interest," says senior. Taylor Sutherland, 
when asked to comment on the man that will be greatly missed in Sewanee 's 
future. Wallace Marsh, Sewanee's Lay Chaplain, will be leaving the moun- 
tain to eoniinue his education at Yale Divinity School. 
Wallace came to Sewanee from his hometown McMinnville. only 40 minutes 
away, in 1997 as a freshman. He was greatly attracted to the universitj 's aca- 
demic reputation and the Domain After attending the University and thinking 
back on his experiences here, he realized there was another reason he found 
Sewanee so attractive The call to the Episcopal ministry also influenced his 
decision to study at Sewanee and has been "instrumental, as both a student 
and now as a Chaplain " He eagerly stales. "My attraction to the Church 
and the life of the Church was an important pari in my coming to Sewanee." 
He graduated in May of 2001 After spending two months away from the 
Domain. Wallace returned in June to serve as Lay Chaplain After being in 
Sewanee for seven consecutive years he will be venturing away to become 
an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church Wallace will be studying for a 
Master's Degree in Divinity (M.Div | 

Wallace chose Yale for its prestige and its well-known program Although a 
little cold for his taste, he absolutely fell in love with the place The diversity 
in denominations also draws Wallace to this particular program. While visit- 
ing a friend studying there, he realized that the religious diversity is extreme 
His friend lived with some other guys studying divinity, an Episcopal priest, a 
Pentecostal minister, and a Jewish rabbi Wallace looks forward to the diver- 
sin as an opportunity to learn more about other denominations and make new 
friends After graduating from Yale. Wallace plans to return to the Diocese of 
Georgia, his sponsoring diocese, and serve for three years as a parish priest 
He's not sure about what he'll do after his service as a parish priesl 
Although Wallace is verj excited about his soon to be move, he says he is 
"a momma's boy and come August she is going to go t razy ' However, he 
contradicts himself to say after living at home with his parents all summer 
Ihey may be ready for him to move out again! Despite his thoughts. Sewanee 
and his family are going to miss him great!) 
While at Sewanee Wallace's involvement has been widespread, including: 

Saying Goodbye to 
A Sewanee Saint: 
Wallace Marsh, 
Lay Chaplain, 
Continues his 
Education at Yale 

participation in outreach trips, hiking, biking, climbing, coaching little league, in addition 
(0 being an important part of life in the Chapel Leah Burchlicld. a junioi m the College 
remembers Wallace as. "always eager to offer advice on my artwork, life m general, even 
boys' He makes an excellent running partner and continues to win > the conversation even 
when I'm out of breath. His salmon on the grill is excellent Growing In Grace with no 
•flavor of the week is such a sad thought "It is a sjd thought 10 think Wallace will DC 
away next semester, however. Will Harvard let the secret out thai not onl> doe* Wallace do 
good impressions of Chaplain Tom Ward and Reverend JimTuirell. but he is also looking 
forward to the half price beer mghi at the graduate pub al Yale' In all seriousness though. 
Will stated, "Wallace has been a tremendous friend to many people on campus 
Outreach events have led Wallace to get to know mans people al Sewanee Katie Steele, a 
fnend of Wallace, remarks, "He is compassionate and energetic all the while smiling and 
bringing his own brand of humor to lighten any situation There is also a selflessness In all 
thai he does Wallace is a truly caring person, who gives all ol himsell to make sure that 
others arc supported and encouraged It has been m honor to work with him " We have all 
benefited from Wallace's presence or. this campus and it is heartbreaking to hear that he is 
leaving Although, we will miss him greatly it is uplifting (0 know he is fulhlhng some 
thing important to him. Wallace leaves us with these words. Alter having two incarnations 
here, one as a student and ihe other as a Chaplain. I fully believe what is and whai should 
continue to be at the heart of this institution, it is the embodiment of the words etched in the 
seal "Ecce Quam Bonum!" Oh. how good and pleasant it is. when brethren live together in 
unity' As we as an institution discern how to position and redefine ourselves, n is important 
that we don't forget what, I believe, is al the heart ol ihis place and the Sewanee experience 
Thank you all for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community for the past seven 
years. It has been a great blessing 



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The Purple 5 


Em Wilson 

Stafl Writei 

Aii Intimate Portrait 
ol the Name that has 

Raised So Much 

Much like the debate ol whethertbe name Iraq if i iced 

i : i reel -i i ai W] i I 

:i variations on the name Si warn - Si saj i uh wan ee 

or "Swan-ee" oi as I've heard ii called on .1 numbei ol oc< asions 
"See-wan ee and ii seems like every pronunciation is correcl 
Jusl like we may nevei agree on how to the say the nami there is 
conflicting e> idem e about the meaning ol the name itsell Everj 
one knows thai the l Inivcrsit) inherited the name from the ill-fated 
Sewanee Mining Company thai donated 5,000 acres foi the cam- 
pus What follows is a list of the possibk meaning of Sewanee, 
.ill taken from Arthur Ben Chitry s Reconstruction at Sewanee 

nee is possibly .1 derivativ< ol the Shawnee word Shawano" 
ih. ii means "southern 

Also in Shawnee 1 h ivanwei me ins fo 

Sawani means ' et ho" in ' reck 

< hitt) wines "Sewanee in Shawnee meant 'lost" as of a river 
sinking underground to rise further on (Lost 1 ivi below 

Poinl 1 lisappointmeni is bounded on three sides bj the University 
domain and is fed by Sewanee sprin 

1 he Cumberland Rivet and ( umberland Mountains had been 
km ami tn the Indians as Shav an Shawn( oi Sewanee 

An Indian tribe known as the Sawanec migrating from the Rocky 
Mountains eastward gave theii tribal name to a village on the east 
bank ol the Mississippi abov< Memphis and also to the Cumber- 
land plateau and rivci 

1 el s take .1 moment i" anal) k the implicai sol these assorted 

meanings II an Indian ol the nineteenth 1 entury were i" stumble 
upon the University today hi would likely be surprised to hear 
about the following names: the quite humorous Foggy rh< 
University of the South" thi redundant Southern 1 mversityol 
the South thecryptii Echo ["hi University of the South", my fa- 
vorite "Lost The I Iniversity ol the South' . and finally the bizarre 
"Cumberland Mountain/Rivci flic I Diversity of the South." I 
think it's fairly safe to say thai all ol these meanings have equally 
promising possibilities of bein nly nobody can 

evei know foi sure, so students can therefore choose the meaning 
they like the best And thi 1 the beauty of the new name standard 





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Other Side of College 

Henry Sweets 

So I'm about 10 graduate from college My last exam was on Saturday after- 
noon, hut here I am m the basement of the library one last time; a beautiful day 
waiting for me outside, and a lot of white computer screen to fill before it can 
have me You mighl wonder how one gets to this point, where may afternoons 
lie in wail ol your presence - but I can't really tell you how. It takes many years 
ol learning things the hard way twice before you get to mean that much to a day. 
What less would you expect from a four-year search for the high life? 

We have been to lots of places, you and me. my reader. We've been to "out of the 
way " restaurants that have "character," and sometimes I go jump off waterfalls. 
Sometimes il was m the way" restaurants or just us sitting places and me talk- 
ing. Maybe we were at Wal-mart at midnight, wandering around in a contem- 
plative daze. By the way one time my quest drove me to south Pittsburgh late 
at night. I bought twenty dollars worth of fireworks and set them off in front of 
Gorgas at one o'clock in the morning (Saturn missiles - 100 shot packs, among 
other things) You might call this a food and adventure column, but in the end 
ii s only about eating your hot dog with relish. 

So you probably want to ask; "What is it that makes the High Life so high, 
Henry'" Well, I am a philosophy major, so I guess I'll just call it "The High," 
and you can figure it out on your own. I don't know, I mean, when you look at 
a tree does it look back? Do all of your of your burgers taste like steak? Do all 
of your high-life forties taste like heady-beer? When you talk to a to a squirrel, 
does it dance to the Ziggy Stardust playing in your head? If you answered yes to 
the hrsi two questions then you might know something about The High, if you 
answered yes to the last question then - well, stay away from squirrels. Remem- 
ber man, drugs get you high but the High Life gels you higher 

For some of you. this might be the first time you have read the High Life, and 
you wonder what all this t.ilk is about being high. We should start by talking 
about (he loss we experience that drives us to living Ihe High Life. There have 
been many a reference in (his column to the "Sewanee grind'' that grinds from 
my room to McClurg to class to the Library to McClurg to the Library to maybe 
a trathouse and then to my room and then the next morning to McCLurg. The 
grind is a state of mind, and we can all shake it if we want, but creativity is hard 
to come by. I just try to empower my fellow student to take fresh steps along 
(heir same old paths 1 1 mean fresh as m James Brown fresh, not just fresh like 
golden-gallon fresh 1 

That's really the point. I wish 1 had time to tell you more about it I wish I had 
time to tell you what I did today. I wish I had some more time to act like I am 
old and wise. I didn't do much today though, and that's the point. Also, I am 
not old and wise, as much as this article might have tricked you into thinking so. 
What really matters is that I'm done with college and I don't have to sit here and 
write this anymore I'm going to Shenanigans. Campbell Wnght will catch up 
with you nexl yeai By (he way. I'm about to leave but I have to share with you 
something that just happened. A friend came up to me in the computer lab and 
we were talking He asked me if I chose to write the high life column. Well my 
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The Passion 

Protestant View 

Brie Wilson 

Staff Write! 
Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ is .1 gnsly portrayal of 
the final hours of the life of Christ and has been the source of 
much controversy during the past few months. The film, which 
presumes a rather robust familiarity with the Gospels, accurately 
portrays the broader elements of the end of Christ's life, however, 
in its supposition of the liner details of the Story it errs on the side 
of fantastic 

The apt cinematography provides filmgocrs with a number of 
unique perspectives, although the use of certain techniques be- 
comes repetitive to the point of agitation: the most overused device 
is a sort of Matrix-esque "bullet time" which is not executed with 
any sort of consistency and seems somewhat inappropriate given 
the subject matter of the movie 

Nevertheless. The Passion is accurate to its setting by employing 
Aramaic and Latin for all of the dialogue (subtitles in English in- 
cluded) The usage of these ancient languages allows for a more 
fluent dialogue, and the subtitles are never cumbersome. 

The bulk of The Passion's storytelling is accomplished through its 
macabre images of the physical brutality endured by Christ and 
close-ups of the bloody figure's wounds The movie makes every 
effort to convincingly reveal the immense physical suffering of 
Jesus, ranging from beatings, lashings, and the Crucifixion itself 
We see a blood-drenched man made to endure continued violence 
who eventually reaches a state where only one eye opens, his entire 
face is swollen, his flesh is perforated, and breathing becomes an 
accomplishment Unfortunately, it is the graphic images, rather 
than the story and meaning of Christ's Passion, which compose 
the core of the movie 

Overall, The Passion achieves its aim of very passionately and 
compellingly conveying the wholly supposed emotions of both 
Jesus and the various characters in the story The most heart 
wrenching scenes of the movie feature the sobbing Mary, Mother 
of Jesus, and Mary Magdalene who persistently follow the pro- 
gression of Jesus The hatred of the angry mob makes viewers 
ashamed to be humans since the scenes involving the Jerusalerrutes 
are tableaus of shouting and anger 

A Gothic, pale demon-figure is also pervasive throughout the 
movie, following Christ from the Garden of Gethsemane at the 
beginning of the movie all the way to his Crucifixion, and is char- 
acterized as being the driving force of the events that transpire 
Bestowing the responsibility of Christ's physical demise to this 
demon is in direct contradiction with Jesus' statements like 'your 
will, not mine, be done" that are repeated throughout the course 
of events. 

There is a blatant Catholic bia* present in the movie: during one 
of the movie's flashbacks to events that had occurred before The 
Passion begins, Mary Magdalene is portrayed as the woman, ac- 
cused of prostitution, which Jesus saved from being stoned If 
you're up on your Gospels, you probably remember that Mary 
Magdalene is described as a woman "from whom seven demons 
had come out" in Luke 8:2. In the Catholic tradition, Mary Mag- 
dalene is believed to also be the prostitute. 

The Anti-Defamation League was initially concerned that the 
movie promoted anti-Semitism because of the apparent blame 
which it placed on the Jewish high priests and mobs for the death 
of Christ. Because of these fears. Gibson made the decision to 
cut the subtitle for the offensive line, yet the line is still present in 
the Aramaic dialogue. The film possesses no explicit references 
to Jewish culpability, and it establishes the Sanhedrin's personal 
motives, rather than theology, as the cause for their condemna- 
tion of Jesus, 

The film is especially sympathetic to Pontius Pilate, who had the 
final role in deciding Christ's end. because it portrays his decision 
as a forced hand for fear of retribution from Caesar for an uprising 
in Judea While this is an interesting facet of the story, a critical 
viewer must wonder how truthful this idea is. 

Were it not for the inordinate amount of sympathy given to Pilate, 
the claims of anti-Semitism would have been frivolous Neverthe- 
less, n is disappointing that Gibson was so forgiving and dismis 
sive of Pilate and the Romans while portraying the Sanhednn and 
Jewish mobs as vicious and dreadful. 

The Passion does little in the way of revealing the deeper mean- 
ings of the life of the Christ or even explaining the reason tor (his 
barely-alive, wretchedly scarred, blood-drenched man's suffering. 
The movie promotes no compelling reasons for belief in Christ 
and does not engender more devotion from current believers tor 
the simple fact that it demotes the story of Chnst to the most 
visceral level. 

Catholic View 

William Peirson 
Photo Editor 

The glorification of violence is om ><i the main traits of 
American cinema, but often violence is used simpl) to 
shock or disgust, giving the audiences a chance (0 relish 

fust how mui ) • in stomach withoul getting lick 

For example. "Dawn ol the Dead' is known not jusl lor its 

haunting messages ol survival and consumerism but also 
for iusi how sua 11 is when those lombiea Marl Jioking 
down on a fresh plate oi Mexic "' i " Mexican, or grand 
mother whatever We u.isp .is iiesh is ripped apart, and that's 
all pan ol the fun 

In The Passion, violence is used differently The emotional 
response intended Irom ihc audieilCC is not one JUS1 "I pltj 01 

disgust, but respect and admiration Noneoi the violenoc in 
The Passion is me .mi 10 be arbitrary, but rather help us focus 
on the true meaning of the pain Christ endured to redeem 
us making the Violence of 1 he Passion symbolic is deeply 

rooted within the Catholic tradition The overall purpose 

of the mo\ a is not to portray a historical or extensive view 
of Christianity, but rather help the audience develop an 
emotional response similar to other s\ mbols the Church has 
used throughout her histoiv 

Symbols ol taith are used in Catholicism to help man bet- 
ter focus on God. By being able to actual foCUSOU specitic 
objects and icons, worship is made easier The Catechism 
of the Catholic Church says, "In Human Lite, signs and 
symbols occupy an important place As a being .11 once 

body and spirit, man expresses and perceives spiritual reali 
lies ihrough physical signs and symbols A ] .1 5CH ial being, 
man needs signs and symbols to communicate with Others 
through language, gestures, and actions The same holds 
true for his relationship with God." 

Passion plays, the architecture of churches, the Ro .us 
shrines to Mary and the saints, holy sites, and the crucifix, 
Mrhiun nmmninn in Catholic history to mention in depth. 

but they all demonstrate how overwhelmingly ingrained the 
useof symbols 1. to the Catholic vision ol the universe Each 
helps Catholics tosus on the meaning ot Christianity and 
how it relates to their lives For The Passion's foCUS on 
the struggle ot Jesus begs for comparison to the Stations ol 
the Cross The Stations of the Cross arc in every Catholic 
Church, portraying each painful siep Jesus took in lounecn 
stations The lust time I every prayed the Stations of the 
( ross I svas amazed at hOW much ol Jesus' hie svas stripped 
away when he was crucified, piece-by-piecc He encounters 
compassion from his family, from man and woman, and from 
society, but He continues to tall under His t ross until In 

finall) dies. The burdens that you und I are sometimes called 

to bear arc eventually relieved by friends, tamils 01 -.ociety. 
but Jesus could not be relieved of His burden by anyone hut 
Himself and Ik still chose to die The Passion itsell really 
helps to emphasis the human nature ol Jesus hy and draws 
Cleat visualizations ol each Ol these events When 1 praj 
the Stations nosv. I find mysell 1 01 using on how they were 
portrayed in the mo\ ie, which gives me greater perspective 
on the suffering ol Jesus, so I personally appreciate how the 
movie portrayed Jesus' final hours 

The Passion is an attempt to reach modem people right 

where they expect die most fjrom the cinema Howevei 

violence used to invoke admiration arid asse is not common 
in America, or in most Christian circles We have watered 
dosvn the message of Jesus so much thai an attempt to once 
again inspire us to live our lives according loins van shock 
and confuse us The problem is not that we are shoe ked and 
disturbed by Jesus death the problem is that we were not 
cxpecling to he 

The emotionaJ response, however, also assumes ( Tinsti.ui 
us Without a belief that Christ did indeed take away mm 
and his suffering svas valiant and loi mankind 
leases one without a reason to enjoy the movie, trant. I , I In 
plot is Idled from the Bible, and there is hardly any focus 
on development of Jesus' character There is no attempt to 
show the complete hie ol Jesus, and each flashbavk is used 
to enhance the meaning and sorross ol Christ s sufferings 
The Resurrection is barely mentioned, and tin Intimation 
isn't mentioned at all lath is just as important to Christian 
ity. but there is a special place for the Passion We live in a 
world that is redeemed, but still retains many ol its fallen 
qualities We all still tope svnh Original Sin and its cites is 
on our lives The Passion ol Jesus gives us special hope and 
understanding This movie WBSn I made to ..on vert viewers, 
but deepen the faith of modem Christians ihrough a powerful 
new symbol of faith 

The popular acclaim of The Passion has little to do with the gravi 
of the life of Chnst or the importance of his sacrifice The millio, 
of box-office dollars raked in by this bloody movie is a reflection 
of our society's inexplicable fetish for violence and the broader 
publics desire to have their information spoon=fed to them in the 
most visceral way possible. 

If given the opportunity to rescind my decision to 
watch The Passion I would, if only to avoid forcing 
myself to watch the film rather than staring at the floo 
because of the repugnant images portrayed in the film 

Ihe Movie Review 

The Purple 7 

This deeply Catholic veision ol the Passion atfected me 
greatly I cried a lot during the film, perhaps more than I 
have evercned Because I have always been moved most h> 
sacrifice, and the sacrifice oi Fesus w as made so poignant that 
I couldn't help but be overwhelmed I was perfectly satisfied 
by the symbolic use of violence, and will be able to use this 
movie to deepen my spirituality In this way I recognize The 
Passion as a great artistic achievernenl However, I do not 
expect this reaction from everyone, nor would I hope to 
Like all spirituality, it depends a lot on personal inehna- 
lions, and I don't need to believe that Christ's death was 
rtrayed completely accurately to love the movie For it 
ocsn't matter how long Jesus was scourged, or whether 
could lose so much blood, or even where exactly He 

as crucified, hut it does matter thai He died for my gins, 

d that message, to me. radiates from the movie brighter 
an the clearest day 

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Frog Song 

The Real Story 

end Zeiglei 

i .ii k (his semester, the Theta Pi frog 
nearl} faded into another losl Sewanee tra- 
dition When members awaiting initiation 
("pledges") from rheta Kappa Phi, Theta 
Pi and Kappa Upha Ordei clamored foi 
possession ot the frog the administration 
felt tin- ( rreek organizations went to far and 
sentenced Theta Pi's frog to trial before die 

The frog Will return nevt ve.u. hut the 

wake oi its chaos still haunts many on cam- 
pus The Theta Pi frog debuted .it the same 
time as the sorority A pledge receives the 
frog foi one week to honoi one ol her recenl 
anJ awkward acts ol moral slippage She 
must carry the frog -it all tunes and protect 
it from othei Greeks li a member of a fra- 
ternity oi rival sorority captures the stuffed 

animal, the pledge w ho tailed to protect the 
frog must explain in detail win she merited 

the frog ( apturing the frog provides a 
( rreek organization a troph) while allowing 
the pledge to claim the limelighl ol a week 
ol Sewanee gossip 

The battle foi Theta Pi frog began 
early this seniestei during a Theta Pi/faculty 
Intramural Basketball game. Pledges from 
KA espied the pledge that had supposedly 
merited the frog foi the week she was play- 
ing basketball with the rest other sorority 
while her Vera-Bradley bag, oddly lumped 

in the shape ol a frog, la) at the side of the 
court. Quickly ducking from \ iew, the KA 
pledges formulated a plan they would all 
run out onto the aunt steal the bag, and run 
like hell the othei waj 

I he plan tailed ( >ncc the girls noticed 
the charge. the\ clustered into a mass ot 
lightl) locked limbs, which entangled the 
bag at the ccntei While the guys attempted 
to pry the prize from the screaming mass, 
a faculty member, disgruntled at the inter- 
ruption of the basketball game, went angrily 
to the crowd extended a brawny arm. and 
With bear like Strength, ripped main boys 
away, tossing a few down the basketball 
court The light was futile, and the KA 
pledges fled l owler The frog would cause 

more bedlam 

\iicr the defense ol the frog m Fowler. 
inosi fraternities and sororities knew who 

had the frog The bearer says. "The next 
day at lunch was intimidating Everyone 
stared ai me when I passed the tables, 
.nul people mad,- lake lunges at my sack 

The whole frog experience was scary but 

lun " Fortunately, Bfl entourage oi Theta Pi 
pledges schooled around her, warding off 

potential aggrt Uthough tense, the 

day was quiet 

The nest daj saw action TKP pledges 

clieu the bearer from her room, while one 
hastily searched tor the frog She tound 
it under the bed in its small Vera Bradley 
handbag. With the handbag secured, the 

TKP pledges bowed out and escaped quietly. 
Upon returning to her room, the bearer could 
not hnd the frog. Panic hit. and she realized 
w hat happened. Theta Pi pledges rushed from 
the dorm to a car, speeding off to reclaim the 

They found the TKP pledges outside 
Cleveland, Haunting their prize. The Theta 
Pi's leapt from the ear. claws extended, and 
the second battle for the frog ensued. TKP's 
charged from the dorm to aide their sisters, 
and the Theta Pi's were soon overwhelmed. 
The TKP pledges drove away with the frog. 
The Vera Bradley bag was destroyed. 

The Theta Pi pledges pursued the TKP's. 
who attempted to lose them. Land Rover e 
Land Rover. But the TKP's could not throw 
oil the dogged Theta Pi's, and desperate, they 
turned down Kentucky Avenue, which at the 
time was closed for construction. The Land 
Rover, as advertised handled well on the rug- 
ged track at least until it hit a six foot deep 
ditch. Pledges from both sororities dropped 
the chase, and the police soon arrived. 

An IM basketball game had been inter- 
rupted, a Land Rover mired in a ditch, and a 
Vera Bradley handbag irreparably torn. Dean 
ll.niman now intervened, ordering that the 
frog now stand trial before the Inter Sorority 
Council: "I feel it is best to let the students 
decide such matters 

However, hazing is risky, deadly, and 
highly problematic. It by no means aspires 
to what the institution or individual wants or 
needs." The ISC debated whether this tradi- 
tion should live, or whether the mayhem and 
damage caused by the stuffed frog merited its 
death. After much debate, the ISC suspended 
the frog for the remainder of the semester and 
proposed to reinstate the tradition, which lias 
existed since Theta Pi's founding in 1894, 
next year. In celebration. Theta Pi's pledges 
decorated themselves « ith yellow goggles and 
autographed trucker hats. The University ol 
the South nearly lost another subtle tradition. 
The Greek system nearly suffered a loss of 
sport and convivium. But the ISC spared the 
frog and Sewanee kept a small piece of its 
unique character 

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A man, a myth, a Rob Bunyon' as some affecuonately called himt>, 
get lo that later), but now. alas, all but a memory So. with that. The Purple aiit^, 
ed to make at least some contact of sorts. We figured that the elusive Dean mua 
have a press release drawn up or something that revealed his precise location To 
be truthful, the online Map Quest to his house was just too difficult lo undersunj 
and we just "assumed" he had a press secretary who could detail exactly where t, 


Bui. like most stones in The Purple, we were wrong We tried e-maihng the elu 
sive dean, but after receiving some iuti replies trom ihe e-mail: to paraphrase, ij* 
resounding sentiments were something along the lines of, "Don't e-mail me* I v , 
gone away' I'm not coming back until July' Ha ha!" We realized two things if* 
"ding dong Ihe dean is dead" bell echoing across campus could finally be put i„ 
rest, and apparently he wanted to be left in peace- away from pesky reporters L^ 
Waldo, er. Dean Pearigen. our double page exclusive story would have to wan 
he was too hard lo track down Alas, wed never ever see him again. 

That is. dear readers, until The Purple made contact with "someone" on his Sc 
wanee webmail account Allegedly, the email mentioned that he was "working 
but would offer up his "consultants" for one of those 90 minute news briefs 

As the editor. I jumped at a chance to meet with such well esteemed "consultant 
Indeed. I believed that these PR "consultants " would provide the perfect spin 
on where our dear dean had departed to. Still, I didn't expect lo find two styl- 
ish J Crew models about half my si/e already sitting twiddling their thumbs mj 
expecting to speak with me in the Dean's office a few Sundays ago. 

The young lady . dressed in a blue little number (obviously one of the lal< 
for the summer season), sat perched in a chair eloquently surveying her book, an] 
then, looking up, she acknowledged my presence nonchalantly with the old I 
know where my father is" stare 

The young lad immediately leapt from his (father's) chair and quickly ushered me 
around the office, giving me the grand tour. 

Although unsure of their age and credibility to hold a job in PR. they won mc ova 

with their enthusiasm and glib tongues which eloquently explained their father's 

departure. i 

Here is part of the transcript. For a full one you can send $20.00. check or money 

order 10 the Editor 

Purple: What does a sabbatical mean to you? 

Carolyn Where you just hide asvay from all the students 

Wesley: Mainly not seeing my Dad at all He's in Chattanooga with my sister 

They rented a house But 1 did gel to go on Spring Break with him. 

Purple: Has your dad changed at all on Sabbatical? What was he like hefort 

the break? 

Carolyn Bu-.\ 

Wesley He can sit and eat chips and watch TV now. he never did that befoi 

Purple: So are you all jealous that your Dad doesn't have school work to do? 

Carolyn. He does have homework. He has some report that he's doing 

Wesley Yeah, a little bit jealous. 

Purple: Do you think Dean Pearigen will be happy to go back to his old job. 

.or do you think he'd like to remain on sabbatical? 

Wesley It depends on what he'd have to do today 

Purple: Has there been any more snake holding' since your dad went on 

sabbatical? (Editor's note apparently there is some snake holding going on in the 

Pearigen family, I didn't coil too long around the issue ) 

Wesley Yeah, and we've started a little club where we catch lizards. 

(Editor's note allcdgedly after catching 3 lizards, they have to let them go I 

Ok. due to the fact that I only had 500 words to write for the space, let me jusi tell 
you some interesting tidbits about the Dean that I learned from his consultants 

1 1. He is nicknamed "Rob Bunyon" because he likes to cut down tree 
(Carolyn even says he cut his own jeans). 

His current project: a basketball court. 
2). His favorite drink of the moment. . .It's a kind of beer. . . 
Yes, you were right if you said Barq's Root Beer - surprised? 

3). At Sewanee, the Dean doesn't have cable. 
But in Chatty. Carolyn says they do! 

4). No fish tale: 
His wife would not have married the him, except for the fact that 
he is an excellent chef. Ask him to grill or fry a fish for you sometime! 

In all seriousness, the sabbatieal (his first one taken in 17 years) has nu* 
life a lot easier for the family Special thanks to Wesley (3rd grade) and Caroly" 
1 6th I tor speaking with The Purple Dean Pearigen will return to his desk sonic 
lime in the beginning of summer. 

To; <cstudent@sewanee edu> Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2004 15 09 0' 

Subject. /College/ Will be going to bathroom Status: URGENT! 


Reply-to: somebody@sewanee edu From: somebody@sewanee eoo 

I will be going to the bathroom at 2:00pm this afternoor 
and will therefore be out of the office I will reu 
about 2:10pm unless I see somebody who I want to talk wit* 
on my way back from the restroom. Otherwise my posted 
hours will hold. Sorry for the -nconvenience . I will ■■ e - 
you abreast of the situation as more develops. If you r.e^ 
anything during the brief time I will be away, please ema- : 
me at somebodyssewanee edu or leave a message at x99999 



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